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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Matthau ... Paul Manning
Inger Stevens ... Ruth Manning
Sue Ane Langdon ... Mrs. Irma Johnson
Jackie Russell ... Miss Harris
Robert Morse ... Edward L. '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 ... Harry 'Big Fella' Johnson
Pat Becker ... Party Guest
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Each celebrity who did a cameo was paid ten thousand dollars for two days work (including The Turtles, who sang the title song). If anyone was required to work for more than two days, they were to receive an extra ten thousand dollars. No one went overtime. See more »

Quotes

Paul Manning: [to wife] Well if you think I'm going to stick about here just watching you be cheerful you've got another think coming!
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Connections

Featured in Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

A Guide For The Married Man
Performed by The Turtles
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Music by John Williams
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Guide for the Married Man, A (DIDIER BECU)
10 September 2003 | by Didier-BecuSee all my reviews

How to cheat your wife without the danger that she ever notices it? That's the big issue for the friends that are surrounding Walter Matthau who thought that loving his wife is the sole thing on earth that counts even if there are other parts of the body that says it differently. Well it's called a sexcomedy but mind you this is as friendly as cinema from the sixties can get but it works brilliant and not in the least because of Walter's great performance.


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