A Guide for the Married Man
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I have to agree with reviewer manuel hernandez--they absolutely DON'T make movies like this anymore because they CAN'T: There simply is no modern equivalent for the legendary likes of Jack Benny, Phil Silvers, Art Carney, Lucy Ball, Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar, Louis Nye, Terry-Thomas or, for that matter, stars Walter Matthau and Robert Morse. (Witness the inept results of the ill-considered attempt to remake Stanley Kramer's 1963 masterpiece "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"...)
After having heard about it for years, I finally saw "Guide" for the very first time on a cable movie channel in 1993 and enjoyed it from the zingy start to the satirically sentimental finish. (Any ideas on where I can find the snappy title theme by the The Turtles?)
Walter Matthau is a treat in an uncharacteristic role as a wide-eyed suburban Everyman being tutored in the whys and wherefores of adultery by smarmy neighbor Robert Morse. (You might want to bookend this movie with the stingingly funny "corporate" musical "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying," also starring the talented Morse and released in the same year as "Guide.") A special nod, too, to the beautiful (and tragic) Inger Stevens ("The Farmer's Daughter") as Matthau's sweetly trusting housewife.
Space won't allow me to detail all the marvelous guest spots featuring the A-list cast, so just rent, borrow or buy this very funny movie and see it all for yourself. Be sure not to miss Reiner's comic pursuit of the stunning "Miss Stardust"!
Robert Morse, Hot offthe success of the film version of "How to Suceed in Business Without Really Trying" makes this film a hit by playing a Finch-liker character. Walter Matthau plays again the type he would later play to the hilt, the novice. Morse takes Matthau under his wing to how to have an affair with mini skits with famous cameos
This black comedy was strong for the 1960's but by todays standards it was be tame and cute
It still holds up 40 years later and still have an air of truth to it
Bennet Pomerantz AUDIOWORLD
After a brief animated opening sequence illustrating a number of pro-adultery quotations, the movie opens with stunningly gorgeous Ruth Manning (Inger Stevens) doing calisthenics to maintain her fantastic body while being completely ignored by her book-reading schnook of a husband Paul Manning (Walter Matthau) who turns down her offer to have sex in order to finish his chapter. Thus in the first few minutes even the men in the audience are thinking what a fool he is. Nothing that happens later in the movie challenges this first impression; Ruth Manning appears to be the perfect wife.Read more ›
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What a funny movie with a lot of hot babes when actresses looked like women, not little girls. Sue Ane Langdon steals the movie along with Robert Morse.Published 29 days ago by MrJBond
Originally saw this with my parents back in the day at the Verona (NJ) Theater and just recently decided to add it to my DVD collection because I haven't been able to find it On... Read morePublished 8 months ago by From NJ
Transfer, remastering, video and audio quality excellent...a guilty pleasure to watch!
Inger Stevens was my childhood crush and this was her at her happiest, healthiest, most... Read more
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