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Director: Gene Kelly     Starring: Walter Matthau
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Guide For the Married Man DVD 1 of 1

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40719297
UPC: 024543190899
UPC 14: 00024543190899
Category Keywords: All-Star  Romance  Theatrical Release
Rating: Game Rating Code
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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.

"...Morse and Matthau's humorous banter are good reasons to see this film.  At-A-Glance Film Reviews

Editor's 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.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/6/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 91 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1967
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2229089
Video UPC UPC: 00024543190899
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Inger Stevens
Video Cast Info Lucille Ball
Video Cast Info Robert Morse
Video Cast Info Walter Matthau
Video Cast Info Dorothy Spencer - Editor
Video Cast Info Frank McCarthy - Producer
Video Cast Info Frank Tarloff - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Gene Kelly - Director
Video Cast Info John Williams - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Joseph MacDonald - Cinematographer

Professional Reviews

Chicago Sun-Times 7 of 10
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. - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Matthau,Walter
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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