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A Guide for the Married Man

Walter Matthau, who was passed over for the film version of The Seven Year Itch at the beginning of his Hollywood career after playing it on Broadway, comes down with the 12-year itch in this garbled bourgeois satire. Robert Morse is the adulterous neighbour who gives his friend the lowdown on the dos and don'ts of doing it, with star-studded illustrations featuring Lucille Ball, Phil Silvers, Jayne Mansfield and the like (among a host of guest cameos). These occasionally inventive situations score intermittently, but it's an unappealing effort on the whole.

Release details

Duration: 91 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Gene Kelly
Screenwriter: Frank Tarloff
Cast: Walter Matthau
Robert Morse
Inger Stevens
Sue Ane Langdon
Claire Kelly
Elaine Devry
Lucille Ball
Jack Benny
Sid Caesar
Art Carney
Jeffrey Hunter
Jayne Mansfield
Carl Reiner
Phil Silvers
Terry-Thomas