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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 overview, first billed only:
Walter Matthau ... Paul Manning
Inger Stevens ... Ruth Manning
Sue Ane Langdon ... Mrs. Johnson
Jackie Russell ... Miss Harris
Robert Morse ... 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 ... Mr. Johnson
Pat Becker ... Party Guest
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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 »

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Comedy | Romance

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Each celebrity who did a cameo was paid ten thousand dollars for two days work (including The Turtles, who sang the title song). If anyone was required to work for more than two days, they were to receive an extra ten thousand dollars. No one went overtime. 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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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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Underrated classic
2 November 1998 | by wolfingeSee all my reviews

A movie from a time when "mature" didn't mean graphic. The plot is right out of the buttoned-down 60's -- Walter Matthau consults with expert adulterer Robert Morse before cheating on his wife (a very sexy Inger Stevens). Robert Morse's lessons are illustrated by hilarious vignettes featuring a Who's Who of comedy stars. The Joey Bishop turn on how to handle being caught in the act -- Deny, Deny, Deny is a classic.


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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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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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