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A Guide for the Married Woman (1978)

A seriocomic look at the life of Julie Walker. Bored with her marriage, and encouraged by her friends, she contemplates an affair. Fantasy and reality mix often, leading to complications and headaches.

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Julie Walker
Charles Frank ...
Jerry Walker
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Marvin
Elaine Joyce ...
Helen
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Everett Hemming-Fantasy Man
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Fred Hurley
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Employment lady
John Beradino ...
Doctor
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Elevator Man
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Eloise
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Ed Small
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Shirley
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Hallway Man
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Bill
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Marty Gibson
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A seriocomic look at the life of Julie Walker. Bored with her marriage, and encouraged by her friends, she contemplates an affair. Fantasy and reality mix often, leading to complications and headaches.

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Una guía para la mujer casada  »

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This was Cybill Shepherd's first television movie, and she was initially optimistic, but after she saw it, the only thing she liked about it was the way her hair looked. See more »

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Camera and lights are reflected in Everett and Julie's sunglasses as they walk out of the bookstore and when they are on the boat. See more »

Connections

Version of A Guide for the Married Man (1967) See more »

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NOTHING STAYS THE SAME
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Music by Jack Elliott and Allyn Ferguson
Performed by Maureen McGovern
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Rather silly.....
13 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

and now dated, this film really is "Desperate Housewives" but in vanilla, sugar-coated and 1978 be happy seaminess.

Cybill Shepherd is way too nubile to believe, her perfect husband, perfect house and perfect tennis instructor. Just silly. John Hillerman adds the usual chauvinistic platitudes, and the embarrassing soap actors/game show personalities Elaine Joyce and Bernie Kopell round out the vanilla casting. Awful. 2 stars for Shepherd. Sorry she was in this.

The writer has not written very extensive material after this. I don't wonder why. Don't waste your time on this, watch "An Unmarried Woman" with Jill Clayburgh instead. It was produced the same year and was interesting, with capable, real actors in it. 2/10


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