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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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Director:
Writers:
Stanley Shapiro (written by) &
Nate Monaster (written by)
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Release Date:
29 January 1968 (Sweden) See more »
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Tagline:
The wife you save... may be your own! See more »
Plot:
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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Cast

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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
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Color (Pathécolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Harry Hunter:[to Carol] But there's an opening in merchandise, and you have character, integrity, and principle. It'd be interesting to see if an executive could survivewith such handicaps.See more »
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The Winds of ChangeSee more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Great Romantic Comedy, 29 June 2004
Author: Amanda from Grand Rapids, MI

Let me confess from the outset that I'm a huge Dean Martin fan, so I was predisposed to like this film. However, I still wasn't prepared for this film to be so delightfully amusing. I truly don't understand the low rating. My only guess is, the people who gave this movie such low marks just aren't the right viewers for this kind of a film. "How To Save A Marriage" is very much like the Doris Day/Rock Hudson films (Pillow Talk & Lover Come Back). Those films don't appeal to everyone - usually either you love them or you hate them. If you loved those films, you will love this one, as well. Dean Martin plays a man who mistakes Stella Stevens' character for his best friend's mistress. Of course, Dean plays the eternal ladies man and Stella Stevens is the nice, small town girl trying her luck in the big city. Hilarious complications ensue when Dean finds it necessary to romance her himself for the good of his friend's marriage (thus, the title). If you get the opportunity to see this (and it is quite hard to find, which perhaps also explains the low rating), you really should give it a chance. It's a wonderful romantic comedy and, aside from his Rat Pack films, one of my favorite of Dean Martin's solo ventures.

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