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6 October 1976 (USA) See more »
A divorced woman comes up with a scheme to make her ex-husband jealous, so she can get him back. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Barbara Eden ... Ellen Dowling

Hal Linden ... Tony Bartlett

Peter Bonerz ... Carter Dowling

Marcia Rodd ... Eve
Louise Williams ... Jennifer Hartman (as Liberty Williams)

Harold Gould ... Mr. Henshaw

Chuck McCann ... Man with hangover

Archie Hahn ... Harassed waiter
David Ketchum ... Professor Schofield

Mary Jo Catlett ... Soprano

Carl Ballantine ... Conductor
Betty Bresler ... Mrs. Henshaw
Leigh French ... Marilyn
Barbara Minkus ... Gallery guide

Fred Willard ... Lance Colson

Ivy Jones ... Marge

Edward Andrews ... Man at concert
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jackson Bostwick ... Man at Tennis Court

Eileen Dietz ... (uncredited)
Jim Evering ... (uncredited)
Harriet Gibson ... (uncredited)
Janis Jamison ... (uncredited)
Dale Johnson ... (uncredited)
Robert Karvelas ... (uncredited)
Sandra Maley ... (uncredited)
Andrew Paris ... (uncredited)

Shirley Prestia ... (uncredited)
Sheila Rogers ... (uncredited)
Alberto Sarno ... (uncredited)
Linda Ann Stewart ... (uncredited)
Roy Stuart ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Jerry Paris 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dee Caruso 
Gerald Gardner 

Produced by
Dee Caruso .... producer
Charles W. Fries .... executive producer (as Charles Fries)
Gerald Gardner .... producer
Original Music by
Nelson Riddle 
Cinematography by
Richard A. Kelley 
Film Editing by
Bud Molin 
Robert Moore 
Music Department
John Fresco .... music supervisor
John Fresco .... composer: additional music (uncredited)

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USA:74 min
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Hilarious, funny, true to life in a way., 12 May 2001
Author: pat-176 from Milwaukee, Wis.

Extremely funny movie about a jerk that doesn't know a good thing when has it. Midlife crisis causes husband Tony (Peter Bonerz) to start looking around for something better in life. Jennifer, a trouble maker catches him and leads him astray. When he divorces wife Ellen (Barbara Eden) Ellen decides she is going to get him back. And she has just the recipe. She trades on his inherent jealousy (he actually is still in love with her), She uses a new friend Tony (Hal Linden) to stir him up by checking into a hotel with Tony. Their ensuing antics and the antics of the many others in the cast are hilarious. Barbara Eden as Ellen is at her beautiful acting best and takes husband Tony in stride, bringing him to his knees. Barbara Eden, Hal Linden and Peter Bonerz make this an extremely funny movie.

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