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Encyclopedia > A Guide for the Married Man
A Guide for the Married Man
Directed by Gene Kelly
Produced by Frank McCarthy
Written by Frank Tarloff
Starring Walter Matthau
Robert Morse
Inger Stevens
Sue Ane Langdon
Claire Kelly
Music by John Williams
Cinematography Joseph MacDonald
Editing by Dorothy Spencer
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) May 25, 1967
Running time 89 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)
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A Guide for the Married Man is a 1967 film starring Walter Matthau, Robert Morse, and Inger Stevens. The film was directed by actor Gene Kelly. It includes a large number of cameos, a few being Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Jayne Mansfield, Sid Caesar, Joey Bishop, and Wally Cox. The title song is performed by The Turtles. For the similarly-named American actress, see Jean Kelly. ... Frank McCarthy (1912 - 1986) graduated from the Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1933. ... Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an Academy Award-winning American comedy actor best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with fellow Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon. ... Robert Morse (b. ... Inger Stevens (October 18, 1934 – April 30, 1970) was an American movie and TV actress. ... Sue Ane Langdon (born March 8, 1936 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA) is an actor best known for her performances in two Elvis Presley movies, Roustabout and Frankie and Johnny, and a starring tole in the TV series Arnie, a role that won her a Golden Globe Award for Best... For other persons named John Williams, see John Williams (disambiguation). ... Dorothy Spencer (born 2 February 1909) in Covington, Kentucky, United States, was the multiple Academy Award-nominated American film editor most recognized for editing several of director John Fords films such as what film critic Roger Ebert calls, Fords greatest Western,[1]My Darling Clementine, as well as... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The year 1967 in film involved some significant events. ... Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an Academy Award-winning American comedy actor best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with fellow Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon. ... Robert Morse (b. ... Inger Stevens (October 18, 1934 – April 30, 1970) was an American movie and TV actress. ... For the similarly-named American actress, see Jean Kelly. ... Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an iconic American comedienne, film, television, stage and radio actress, glamour girl and star of the landmark sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show and Heres Lucy. ... Jack Benny (February 14, 1894 in Chicago, Illinois – December 26, 1974 in Beverly Hills, California), born Benjamin Kubelsky, was an American comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor. ... Jayne Mansfield (born Vera Jayne Palmer; April 19, 1933—29 June 1967) was an American actress working both on Broadway and in Hollywood. ... Sid Caesar (born September 8, 1922) is an Emmy-winning American comic actor and writer, best known as the leading man on the 1950s television series Your Show of Shows, and to younger generations as Coach Calhoun in Grease and Grease 2. ... Joey Bishop (February 3, 1918 â€“ October 17, 2007) was perhaps best remembered as being a member of the Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. ... Wallace Maynard Cox (December 6, 1924 – February 15, 1973) was a television and motion picture actor. ... The Turtles were an American pop, psychedelic and folk rock band, defined by a good-natured, joyously melancholic and occasionally cheeky sound. ...


Plot

Paul Manning (Walter Matthau) discovers one day that his dear friend and neighbor Ed Stander (Robert Morse) has been cheating on his wife. Curious, he asks Ed about it and is given the history and tatics of men who have successfully cheated on their wives. With each new story and tatic Paul can't help but notice the attractive blonde that lives nearby.


Although Paul gets close to cheating on his wife he never does go through with it. In a scene near the end when he is in a hotel room with another woman he hears sirens approaching. He panics and waits for the police to open the door only to find the police going to the room next door where his friend Ed is in bed with another woman. Paul takes this opportunity to flee the scene and run home to his beloved wife (Inger Stevens).


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Marriage Quotes - Quotation Guide (669 words)
People marry through a variety of other reasons, and with varying results; but to marry for love is to invite inevitable tragedy.
It is so far from being natural for a man and woman to live in a state of marriage, that we find all the motives which they have for remaining in that connection, and the restraints which civilised society imposes to prevent separation, are hardly sufficient to keep them together.
Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window.
The John Williams Web Pages: A Guide for the Married Man (3144 words)
Paul Manning (Walter Matthau), a neophyte in extra-marital relations, is married to Ruth Manning (Inger Stevens), the perfect wife in every imaginable way, thus he would be an idiot to stray from her.
A Guide for the Married Man posed additional challenges for John Williams: because the film skips quickly from one sequence to another, tied together by voiceovers, the score was required not only to support the comedic action, but to tie the disparate sequences into a seamless whole.
Williams' score for A Guide for the Married Man is a veritable catalog of the diverse styles in which he had become adept at writing over the previous decade: everything from goofy, faux-hip source music to bold orchestral scoring featuring brass fanfares and his trademark woodwind runs.
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