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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:
Dean Martin ... David Sloane
Stella Stevens ... Carol Corman
Eli Wallach ... Harry Hunter
Anne Jackson ... Muriel Laszlo
Betty Field ... Thelma
Jack Albertson ... Mr. Slotkin
Katharine Bard Katharine Bard ... Mary Hunter
Woodrow Parfrey ... Eddie Rankin
Alan Oppenheimer ... Everett Bauer
Shelley Morrison ... Marcia Borie
George Furth ... Roger
Monroe Arnold Monroe Arnold ... Wally Hammond
Claude Stroud ... Hall Satler
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Storyline

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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After you've had your wedding cake - do you need a little cookie, too?! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1968 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Band of Gold See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Stella Steven's and Jack Albertson, co-stars in this film, would later co-star In one of the biggest hits of the 1970's, "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972). See more »

Goofs

In the first minute of the movie, after the credits you see the taxi turning the corner. At that point you see the clear and distinct shadow of the camera crane and camera shadow on the street. See more »

Quotes

Everett Bauer: You find my touch repugnent?
Carol Corman: [as she punches out] No, it's, uh, just that I haven't had my tetanus shot.
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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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Stella Stevens makes this worth seeing
18 March 2012 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Frothy comedy of multiple misunderstandings. An artifact of a different time but performed with zest by a capable cast. Stella Stevens is delightful radiating enough charm to fuel several movies, how she didn't become a bigger star is a mystery. It seems the kind of films in which she excelled were fading from popularity just as she was reaching the point in her career where she would have been the choice to lead them, a pity and a waste of an excellent talent. Even though the subject of the film is marital infidelity it is viewed with an innocent outlook which makes it similar to several of the other big hits of the sixties such as Move Over, Darling and That Touch of Mink. Aside from Stella the rest of the cast from Dino down give light enjoyable performances never taking the proceedings too seriously. If the viewer doesn't either they will find this a pleasant diversion.


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