GenreComedy, Romance Budget2.5 million USD CountryUnited States
Release dateMay 25, 1967 (1967-05-25) WriterFrank Tarloff (book), Frank Tarloff (screenplay) CastWalter Matthau (Paul Manning), Inger Stevens (Ruth Manning), Robert Morse (Ed Stander), Sue Ane Langdon (Irma Johnson), Jackie Russell (Jackie Russell), Aline Towne (Mousey Man's Wife) Similar moviesBed and Board, All Ladies Do It, The Key, In the Mood for Love, Zandalee, The Boy Next Door
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A Guide for the Married Man is a 1967 American bedroom farce comedy film starring Walter Matthau, Robert Morse, and Inger Stevens. It was directed by Gene Kelly. It features a large number of cameos, including Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Terry-Thomas, Jayne Mansfield, Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Joey Bishop, Art Carney and Wally Cox. The title song, performed by The Turtles, was composed by John Williams with lyrics by Leslie Bricusse.
Sexy woman seduces walter matthau elaine devry in a guide for the married man
Paul Manning discovers one day that his dear friend and neighbor Ed Stander has been cheating on his wife. Curious, he asks Ed about it and is given the history and tactics of men who have successfully committed adultery. With each new story, Paul can't help but notice the attractive blonde, Irma Johnson, who lives nearby.
Paul gets close to cheating on his wife Ruth, but he never quite goes through with it. In a scene near the end when he is in a motel room with another woman, Jocelyn, a wealthy divorcee, Paul hears sirens approaching. He looks out the window to see the police, and they are going to the room next door where his friend Ed is in bed with Mrs. Johnson. Paul takes this opportunity to flee the scene and run home to his beloved wife.
Walter Matthau–Paul Manning
Inger Stevens–Ruth Manning
Sue Ane Langdon–Irma Johnson
Robert Morse–Ed Stander
Jackie Joseph–Janet Brophy
Aline Towne–Mousey Man's Wife
Claire Kelly–Harriet Stander
Eve Brent–Joe X's Blowsy Blonde
Marvin Brody–Taxi Driver
Jackie Russell–Miss Harris, Manning's Secretary
Majel Barrett–Mrs. Fred V.
Linda Harrison–Miss Stardust
Lucille Ball–Mrs. Joe X
Jack Benny–Ollie 'Sweet Lips'
Polly Bergen–Clara Brown
Sid Caesar–Man at Romanoff's
Art Carney–Joe X
Wally Cox–Man Married 14 Years
Ann Morgan Guilbert–Charlie's Wife
Jeffrey Hunter–Mountain Climber
Marty Ingels–Meat Eater
Jayne Mansfield–Girl with Harold
Hal March–Man Who Loses Coat
Louis Nye–Irving, House Buyer
Carl Reiner–Rance G.
Michael Romanoff–Romanoff's Maitre'd
Heather Young–Girl with Megaphone
The movie is simply "a series of dumb skits" in Pauline Kael's estimation, and the famous names in the cast are all wasted: "what they do is no more memorable than the plugs for brand-name products that are scattered throughout". The film has gone on to become a cult classic.