How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life
|How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life|
|Directed by||Fielder Cook|
|Written by||Stanley Shapiro|
|Music by||Michel LeGrand and The Ray Conniff Singers|
|Nob Hill Productions Inc.|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Release date(s)||January 29, 1968|
|Running time||102 min.|
|Box office||$2,500,000 (US/ Canada)|
David Sloane is an attorney and a bachelor whose married pal Harry Hunter is having an affair. David decides to do something about it so Harry doesn't mess up his home life.
The scheme is to make a play for Harry's mistress himself. David meets and courts Harry's attractive employee, Carol Corman, determined to break up her fling with Harry once and for all.
Where his plan goes wrong is that David has the wrong woman. Harry's actual mistress is Carol's next-door neighbor, Muriel Laszlo. As soon as he learns (mistakenly) that she is seeing another man, Harry decides to give his marriage to Mary one more try.
Carol and Muriel come to realize what happened. They decide to team up, giving David and Harry a taste of their own medicine.
- Dean Martin as David Sloane
- Stella Stevens as Carol Corman
- Eli Wallach as Harry Hunter
- Anne Jackson as Muriel Laszlo
- Betty Field as Thelma
- Jack Albertson as Mr. Slotkin
- Alan Oppenheimer as Everett Bauer
- George Furth as Roger
- Woodrow Parfrey as Eddie Rankin
- "Big Rental Films of 1968", Variety, 8 January 1969 p 15. Please note this figure is a rental accruing to distributors.