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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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Trivia

The New York Times critic noted in his review of this film on May 27, 1967, that "of all the witty demonstrations, one of the most amusing" in the film was when Jayne Mansfield loses her bra in the home of Terry-Thomas. The sex symbol's two-minute cameo was shot under great personal distress, however. Filmed in mid December 1966, at the time Zoltan Hargitay, Mansfield's youngest son with Mickey Hargitay, was recovering from spinal meningitis at Conejo Valley, California Community Hospital, after undergoing brain surgery resulting from his being mauled by a lion in a freak accident at the Jungleland Park in Thousand Oaks, California, on November 26, 1966. Zoltan spent exactly one month in the hospital, returning home to Jayne's "Pink Palace" on that year's Christmas morning. Though several Mansfield films were released after her untimely death six months later, the scenes in this one were, as an actress, her final moments before the professional movie cameras. See more »

Quotes

Ed Stander: Basic Principle number one: Never, NEVER say you'll be where you can be found not to be.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

A Guide For The Married Man
Performed by The Turtles
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Music by John Williams
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Almost Salacious!!
16 January 2002 | by sidmsdwSee all my reviews

This is a very entertaining artifact of its era, the swinging sixties.Concerning the attempts of Walter Matthau to cheat on his sexy wife Inger Stevens with the even more sexy and luscious Sue Ann Langdon (what did this guy want, everything?)cheered on by his rake of a pal, Robert Morse(!!). A case of stunt casting which in this case works. The sexual revolution hits poor suburbanite Matthau right in the face and he wants in on it. Who can blame him? This would-be bawdy comedy was directed by nice guy Gene Kelly, so if it's not rapacious enough for some, it's still the best piece of bawd this side of Billy Wilder.


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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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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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