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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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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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Eli Wallach dies at 98
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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
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Bruce Chesse ... Groom (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
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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
Al St. Hilaire .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ray Conniff .... music theme
 
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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Everett Bauer:You find my touch repugnent?
Carol Corman:[as she punches out] No, it's, uh, just that I haven't had my tetanus shot.
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
surprisingly good, 27 April 2007
Author: tonyodysseus from United States

This is a very well written movie. I missed the very beginning. I wasn't prepared for the articulate war of the sexes theme. Some people might consider it too talky. At times it sounded like a George Bernard Shaw play. Sometimes it seemed that Dino was sleepwalking and this much wordplay was a little too much for him. Perhaps the interesting dimensions owe something to the participation of Wallach his wife. Movies from this period project a particular mise en scene of imperial America at its zenith of hubris and naivitee. The characters Martin and Wallach play are unselfconsciously "upper class" and enjoy the life of extreme privilege without any consideration if they deserve their good fortune. The US was up to its neck in Vietnam at the time and modern consumer society was being born. A nice old chestnut from a time we can remember fondly but not aspire to emulate.

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