Guide For the Married Man

Directed By: Gene Kelly Starring: Walter Matthau

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on 6/5/2012

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Director Gene Kelly demonstrates wonderful style and sophistication in this adult farce that stars Walter Matthau and Robert Morse as two husbands with one thing on their minds. Matthau is Paul Manning, a happily married "typical suburban male." Wanting other women but having no idea how to go about it, he turns to his friend, Ed (Morse), for a few tips on infidelity. And Ed willingly dishes up some of the funniest advice and anecdotes ever seen-brought to life by a top cast that includes Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Joey Bishop, Sid Caesar, Art Carney, Phil Silvers and Jayne Mansfield. Despite its delicate subject matter, this wild, wicked comedy is executed with such charm and affection that it won strong critical praise and was one of the top moneymakers of its year.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40719297
UPC 024543190899
UPC 14 00024543190899
Format DVD
Release Date 2/6/2007
Rating Rating
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Editors Note
Note Gene Kelly's light-footed comedy is a guide to the psyche of the suburban male, circa the mid-1960s. Walter Matthau is Paul Manning, a happily married father of one who is nonetheless intrigued by his pal Ed's many extramarital affairs. In a series of lessons and parables, Ed gives Paul a crash course in how to have the perfect affair while still being considerate of one's wife. Paul is fascinated and eager, but Ed urges caution so as to perfect the technique. When he thinks Paul is ready, Ed makes him do a "trial run," with Ed standing in for the hypothetical girl. Paul passes with flying colors, and when Ed gives him the go-ahead, a likely candidate seems to fall into his lap--literally. The movie is peppered with vignettes of Ed's cautionary tales, featuring cameos from countless Hollywood stars. Matthau is his usual brilliantly dry comic self in this tongue-in-cheek exploration of infidelity and marriage.
Gene Kelly
Walter Matthau
Cast & Crew
Dorothy Spencer - Editor
Frank McCarthy - Producer
Frank Tarloff - Based On Novel By
Gene Kelly - Director
Inger Stevens - Actor
John Williams - Musical Score
Joseph MacDonald - Cinematographer
Lucille Ball - Actor
Robert Morse - Actor
Walter Matthau - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1967
Catalog ID 2229089
UPC 00024543190899
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 91 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Some of the little skits aren't half bad, which is no wonder when people like Sid Caesar and Phil Silvers appear in them. Matthau and Morse have two of the most versatile talents on the screen, but their roles consist of little more than straight lines. There is a cute sequence with Terry Thomas and Jayne Mansfield, and another between Lucille Ball and Art Carney. But nothing jells. The stars come on, do their bits (Mansfield is a dumb blond, Benny is a tightwad) and leave. What a waste of talent.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Matthau,Walter
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
At-A-Glance Film Reviews ...Morse and Matthau's humorous banter are good reasons to see this film.

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