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How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life -- A carefree bachelor tries to convince his friend that his mistress is as capable of cheating on him as he is, but when the bachelor mistakes another woman for the mistress, confusion ensues.


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Stanley Shapiro (written by) &
Nate Monaster (written by)
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Release Date:
29 January 1968 (Sweden) See more »
The wife you save... may be your own! See more »
When a carefree bachelor tries to get his best friend to drop his mistress and return to his wife, he finds himself with romantic problems as well. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Dean Martin ... David Sloane

Stella Stevens ... Carol Corman

Eli Wallach ... Harry Hunter

Anne Jackson ... Muriel Laszlo
Betty Field ... Thelma

Jack Albertson ... Mr. Slotkin
Katharine Bard ... Mary Hunter

Woodrow Parfrey ... Eddie Rankin

Alan Oppenheimer ... Everett Bauer

Shelley Morrison ... Marcia Borie

George Furth ... Roger
Monroe Arnold ... Wally Hammond
Claude Stroud ... Hall Satler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bruce Chesse ... Groom (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... Cab Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Fielder Cook 
Writing credits
Stanley Shapiro (written by) &
Nate Monaster (written by)

Produced by
Stanley Shapiro .... producer
Original Music by
Michel Legrand 
Cinematography by
Lee Garmes 
Film Editing by
Philip W. Anderson 
Production Design by
Robert Clatworthy 
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson 
Costume Design by
Moss Mabry 
Makeup Department
Faye Chaney .... makeup artist
Hank Edds .... makeup artist
Steve Lane .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wendell Franklin .... assistant director
Special Effects by
Geza Gaspar .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Eddie Garvin .... camera operator
Al St. Hilaire .... still photographer (uncredited)
Music Department
Michel Legrand .... conductor
Other crew
Bill O'Sullivan .... production consultant

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102 min
Color (Pathécolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:X | Finland:S | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Sweden:11 | UK:X | UK:PG (video)

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Mr. Slotkin:A bachelor's conscience is a woman's best friend.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Stella Stevens makes this worth seeing, 18 March 2012
Author: jjnxn-1 from United States

Frothy comedy of multiple misunderstandings. An artifact of a different time but performed with zest by a capable cast. Stella Stevens is delightful radiating enough charm to fuel several movies, how she didn't become a bigger star is a mystery. It seems the kind of films in which she excelled were fading from popularity just as she was reaching the point in her career where she would have been the choice to lead them, a pity and a waste of an excellent talent. Even though the subject of the film is marital infidelity it is viewed with an innocent outlook which makes it similar to several of the other big hits of the sixties such as Move Over, Darling and That Touch of Mink. Aside from Stella the rest of the cast from Dino down give light enjoyable performances never taking the proceedings too seriously. If the viewer doesn't either they will find this a pleasant diversion.

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