Two for the Road ()

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A couple in the south of France non-sequentially spin down the highways of infidelity in their troubled ten-year marriage.

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Joanna Wallace
Mark Wallace
Cathy Manchester
Howard Manchester
Gabrielle Middleton ...
Ruth Manchester
Maurice Dalbret
Francoise Dalbret
David (as Georges Descrieres)
Irène Hilda ...
Yvonne de Florac (as Irene Hilda)
Dominique Joos ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karyn Balm ...
Simone (uncredited)
Yves Barsacq ...
Police Inspector (uncredited)
Kathy Chelimsky ...
Caroline Wallace (uncredited)
Roger Dann ...
Gilbert, 'Comte de Florac' (uncredited)
Joanna's Touring Friend (uncredited)
Clarissa Hillel ...
Joanna's Touring Friend (uncredited)
Jacques Hilling ...
Hotel Concierge (uncredited)
Cathy Jones ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Jean-François Lalet ...
Boat Officer (uncredited)
Robert Le Béal ...
Doctor (uncredited)
Paul Mercey ...
Farmer (uncredited)
Albert Michel ...
Customs Officer (uncredited)
Libby Morris ...
American Lady (uncredited)
Denise Péron ...
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Sophia Torkely ...
Joanna's Touring Friend (uncredited)
Hélène Tossy ...
Mme. Solange (uncredited)
Carol van Dyke ...
Michelle (uncredited)
Palamos (uncredited)
Patricia Viterbo ...
Joanna's Touring Friend (uncredited)
Joanna Vogel ...
Joanna's Touring Friend (uncredited)

Directed by

Stanley Donen

Written by

Frederic Raphael ... (written by)

Produced by

Stanley Donen ... producer
James H. Ware ... associate producer (as James Ware)

Music by

Henry Mancini

Cinematography by

Christopher Challis ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Madeleine Gug ... (as Madelèine Gug)
Richard Marden

Art Direction by

Willy Holt

Makeup Department

Georges Bouban ... makeup artist
Alberto De Rossi ... makeup artist (as Alberto De'Rossi)
Grazia De Rossi ... hairdresser (as Grazia De'Rossi)

Production Management

Christian Ferry ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Jacques Corbel ... assistant director

Art Department

Marc Frédérix ... assistant art director (as Mark Frederix)

Sound Department

Joseph de Bretagne ... sound mixer (as Jo De Bretagne)

Camera and Electrical Department

Austin Dempster ... camera operator: second unit
Henri Tiquet ... camera operator
Guy Tabary ... aerial photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Hardy Amies ... Mr. Finney's clothes by
Sophie Issartel-Rochas ... wardrobe coordinator
Mary Quant ... clothes: Miss Hepburn
Paco Rabanne ... clothes: Miss Hepburn
Clare Rendlesham ... wardrobe supervisor: Miss Hepburn
Michèle Rosier ... clothes: Miss Hepburn
Ken Scott ... clothes: Miss Hepburn

Music Department

Douglas Gamley ... orchestrator (uncredited)
John Scott ... musician: flute & saxophone (uncredited)

Other crew

Maurice Binder ... title designer
Arthur Carroll ... production executive
Jean-Fabrice Janaudy ... press attache: France (re-release: 2003) (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Married early thirty-somethings Joanna and Mark Wallace are making the three day drive from their home in London to St. Tropez for the unveiling of the lavish house Mark, a successful architect, designed for his wealthy clients, Maurice and Francoise Dalbret. Joanna and Mark are at a rough stage of their relationship, much of their conversation along the way centered on the possibility of divorce to end the farce they now consider their marriage. The macro ups and downs of their marriage are presented in previous road trips they took together in France, with each trip having its own micro ups and downs. The first was twelve years earlier when they met, he backpacking through the country, she traveling to a music festival with her all-girl singing group, with they ending up together purely by circumstance instead of Mark hooking up with Joanna's colleague, Jackie. The second was an impromptu trip which was supposed to be throughout the continent with Mark's ex-girlfriend, the former Cathy Seligman, her officious husband Howard Maxwell Manchester, and their precocious infant daughter Ruthie, whose attitude problem was a manifestation of Cathy and Howard's permissive parenting. The third was in their first ever car, a problem plagued MG, with that trip marking some important milestones in their lives. And the fourth was a mixed family holiday/business trip to St. Tropez with their infant daughter Caroline. With these road trips as the settings, the affect of certain people on their marriage is shown, most specifically Caroline, Maurice, and Francoise's brother, David. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Voyage à deux (France)
  • Dos en la carretera (Spain)
  • Peukalokyydillä vihille (Finland)
  • Um Caminho para Dois (Brazil)
  • Två på väg (Sweden)
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  • 111 min
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Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Henry Mancini said that although the scoring was the most difficult in his career, the music he composed for this movie was always his favorite. See more »
Goofs When Mark and Joanna are riding away in the concrete pipe, you can clearly see that the truck carrying them has a large set of wheels as the furthest back portion of the truck, which would make it difficult for them to just jump out. But when they cut to the scene where they are jumping out, the large set of wheels is gone. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Peter Cook, Dudley Moore & Stanley Donen (1967). See more »
Quotes Mark Wallace: Do you know what marriage is?
Joanna Wallace: Hmm, you tell me, and see if we're thinking of the same thing.
Mark Wallace: Marriage is when the woman tells the man to take off his pajamas... and it's because, she wants to send them to the laundry.
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