How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life
|How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life|
|Directed by||Fielder Cook|
|Produced by||Stanley Shapiro|
|Written by||Stanley Shapiro
|Music by||Michel Legrand|
|Edited by||Philip W. Anderson|
Nob Hill Productions Inc.
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|January 29, 1968|
|Box office||$2,500,000 (US/ Canada)|
David Sloane (Dean Martin) is an attorney and a bachelor whose married pal Harry Hunter (Eli Wallach) 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 (Stella Stevens), determined to break up her fling with Harry once and for all.
David's plan goes wrong because he has the wrong woman. Harry's actual mistress is Carol's next-door neighbor, Muriel Laszlo (Anne Jackson). 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
- Katharine Bard as Mary Hunter
- Woodrow Parfrey as Eddie Rankin
- Alan Oppenheimer as Everett Bauer
- Shelley Morrison as Marcia Borie
- George Furth as Roger
- "Big Rental Films of 1968", Variety, 8 January 1969 p 15. Please note this figure is a rental accruing to distributors.
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