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A Guide for the Married Man (1967)

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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Taglines:

Fourteen Famous Swingers give you the do's and don't's for the man with the roving eye and the urge to stray! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

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

Before this movie, Phil Silvers, Terry-Thomas, and Sid Caesar, who were credited as Technical Advisors on this movie, appeared in It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963). See more »

Quotes

Ed Stander: Basic Principle number one: Never, NEVER say you'll be where you can be found not to be.
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Connections

Spoofed in The Prince of Lies (1992) See more »

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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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Almost Salacious!!
16 January 2002 | by sidmsdwSee all my reviews

This is a very entertaining artifact of its era, the swinging sixties.Concerning the attempts of Walter Matthau to cheat on his sexy wife Inger Stevens with the even more sexy and luscious Sue Ann Langdon (what did this guy want, everything?)cheered on by his rake of a pal, Robert Morse(!!). A case of stunt casting which in this case works. The sexual revolution hits poor suburbanite Matthau right in the face and he wants in on it. Who can blame him? This would-be bawdy comedy was directed by nice guy Gene Kelly, so if it's not rapacious enough for some, it's still the best piece of bawd this side of Billy Wilder.


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