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How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life (1968)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 29 January 1968 (Sweden)
When a carefree bachelor tries to get his best friend to drop his mistress and return to his wife, he finds himself with romantic problems as well.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... David Sloane
... Carol Corman
... Harry Hunter
... Muriel Laszlo
... Thelma
... Mr. Slotkin
Katharine Bard ... Mary Hunter
... Eddie Rankin
... Everett Bauer
... Marcia Borie
... Roger
Monroe Arnold ... Wally Hammond
... Hall Satler
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Battle of the sexes comedy about a free-wheeling bachelor who decides to save his friend's marriage by proving that all mistresses are incapable of fidelity. The plot gets complicated when the bachelor offers to set up the wrong girl in a lavish love-nest and she accepts, thinking it to be a marriage proposal. Written by alfiehitchie

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Go Ahead, DEAN Remember it's for your best friend See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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29 January 1968 (Sweden)  »

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Bague au doigt, corde au cou  »

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2.35 : 1
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A joke early in the movie is that Muriel Laszlo watches old movies at night, in which all the actors are dead. The first time Muriel and Carol are together unpacking Carol's things, Muriel says she had been watching an old Kay Francis and George Brent film. Ironically, both actors were probably alive during the production of this film. Kay Francis died in 1968, the year this film was released, but George lived until 1978. Sadly, in the era "Save A Marriage" was made, old movies and their stars were not held in high esteem, and George and Kay, long forgotten, may have simply been assumed to be dead. See more »

Goofs

Eddie Rankin tosses a bouquet of flowers off Edna Sloane's grave and starts arranging stones he had placed there. The scene switches as he places the stones and the bouquet is back on the grave. See more »

Quotes

Carol Corman: You're like one of the family.
Roger: But that shouldn't rule out marriage. I mean, husbands are often thought of as one of the family.
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Soundtracks

The Winds of Change
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Mack David
Performed by The Ray Conniff Singers
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surprisingly good
27 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is a very well written movie. I missed the very beginning. I wasn't prepared for the articulate war of the sexes theme. Some people might consider it too talky. At times it sounded like a George Bernard Shaw play. Sometimes it seemed that Dino was sleepwalking and this much wordplay was a little too much for him. Perhaps the interesting dimensions owe something to the participation of Wallach his wife. Movies from this period project a particular mise en scene of imperial America at its zenith of hubris and naivitee. The characters Martin and Wallach play are unselfconsciously "upper class" and enjoy the life of extreme privilege without any consideration if they deserve their good fortune. The US was up to its neck in Vietnam at the time and modern consumer society was being born. A nice old chestnut from a time we can remember fondly but not aspire to emulate.


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