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Two Is a Happy Number (1972)

One Is a Lonely Number (original title)
A young woman has difficulty understanding why her husband walks out on her. Alone for the first time, she finds life difficult to cope with and for a time lives with the hope that her ... See full summary »

Director:

Mel Stuart

Writers:

David Seltzer (screenplay), Rebecca Morris (story)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Trish Van Devere ... Amy Brower
Monte Markham ... Howard Carpenter
Janet Leigh ... Gert Meredith
Melvyn Douglas ... Joseph Provo
Jane Elliot ... Madge Frazier
Jonathan Goldsmith ... Sherman Cooke (as Jonathan Lippe)
Mark Bramhall ... Morgue Attendant
Paul Jenkins ... James Brower
Scott Beach Scott Beach ... Frawley King (as A. Scott Beach)
Henry Leff Henry Leff ... Arnold Holzgang
Dudley Knight ... King Lear
Maurice Argent Maurice Argent ... Pool Manager
Thomas McNallan Thomas McNallan ... Hardware Clerk
Joe Spano ... Earl of Kent (as Joseph Spano)
Morgan Upton ... Earl of Gloucester
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Storyline

A young woman has difficulty understanding why her husband walks out on her. Alone for the first time, she finds life difficult to cope with and for a time lives with the hope that her husband will come back to her. After uncovering disturbing new information about her husbands infidelity, she finally comes to realize her marriage is truly over. And it is only then that she discovers what is truly important in life. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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When your husband walks out, there are three things you gotta do... get a job, get a lawyer, and get a man.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1972 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Is a Happy Number See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First film role of any kind for Joe Spano, who was credited as Joseph Spano, and who portrayed Earl of Kent. See more »

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Referenced in Lovelace (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Soleil, la Mer et les Bateaux
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Jean Dréjac
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Reminiscent of "An Unmarried Woman"...
27 August 2008 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

However, I preferred this film. While it is a bit disjointed, and certainly the subject matter these days in not novel, it addresses the individual issues of divorce and abandonment.

Some critics have dismissed this as a "woman's movie"...wow. Women today are a larger sector of the audience. Not sure what archaic demographic that critique is utilizing.

At any rate, Trish Van Devere gives an understated performance as a newly single San Francisco woman, attempting to restructure her life. Jane Leigh is amusing in a nice cameo as a vindictive divorcée, she looks amazing for age 45, and gives a fun performance.

Melvyn Douglas also has a cameo as resident grocer, Mr. Provo. He takes Van Devere to an outdoor play, and she breaks down as she finally realizes her four year marriage is over for good.

Never an easy issue, divorce is painful and personal, if you watch this, and then ten years later, watch it again, you may feel differently. Recommended. 7/10.


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