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A Guide for the Married Man (1967)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 25 May 1967 (USA)
A man gives his co-worker a series of lessons on how to cheat on one's wife without being caught.

Director:

Gene Kelly

Writers:

Frank Tarloff (book), Frank Tarloff (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Matthau ... Paul Manning
Inger Stevens ... Ruth Manning
Sue Ane Langdon ... Mrs. Irma Johnson
Jackie Russell ... Miss Harris
Robert Morse ... Edward L. 'Ed' Stander
Aline Towne ... Mousey Man's Wife
Claire Kelly ... Harriet Stander
Eve Brent ... Joe X's Blowsy Blonde
Marvin Brody Marvin Brody ... Taxi Driver
Majel Barrett ... Mrs. Fred V.
Marian Mason Marian Mason ... Mrs. Rance G.
Tommy Farrell ... Rance G.'s Hanger On
Linda Harrison ... Miss Stardust
Jason Wingreen ... Harry 'Big Fella' Johnson
Pat Becker ... Party Guest
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Storyline

Ed convinces his best friend Paul that he should fool around with other women in order to preserve his happy marriage. Ed illustrates his point with a series of vignettes acted out by a lot of famous celebrities. The joke of it all is that Paul is married to lovely Ruth. Written by alfiehitchie

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Girls! See it for your own protection! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guía para el hombre casado See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The voice of Director Gene Kelly can be heard coming from a television set. See more »

Quotes

Technical Adviser: Baby, I'm sorry.
Technical Adviser: Well, you ought to be.
Technical Adviser: Yeah, yeah, I feel terrible, baby. I don't know why you put up with me.
Technical Adviser: Neither do I. Did you eat?
Technical Adviser: Yeah, I caught a hamburger in some joint, then I sort of just drove around. I feel terrible, honey.
Technical Adviser: Well, maybe we do have chicken a little too often.
Technical Adviser: No, honey, it's not that. It's just this crazy temper of mine. I don't know why I keep taking it out on you.
Technical Adviser: Maybe that's what a wife is for.
Technical Adviser: No, honey - I love your chicken.
Technical Adviser: Really, honey?
[...]
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A Guide For The Married Man
Performed by The Turtles
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Music by John Williams
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Remember When Sex Was Fun?
26 May 2000 | by Bilko-3See all my reviews

This is a wonderful late-sixties sex comedy. Walter Matthau and Robert Morse are perfectly cast, Inger Stevens is heart-breakingly beautiful and the Technical Advisors are well chosen. Other users keep citing the Joey Bishop scene, but my favorite is the Phil Silvers/Louis Nye scene, which is absolutely top notch and shows what direction "The Phil Silvers Show" might have taken in the sixties if Bilko was allowed to have sex. Unlike the Phil Silvers/Don Knotts scene in "Mad, etc. World," this was a perfectly cast scene that *didn't* fall flat.

And my two nominees for Hot Babes of the sixties are here: Sue Ane Langdon and Jackie Joseph, before they played hookers in "The Cheyenne Social Club."


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