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Monday, August 6, 2012

A double feature on love and marriage...60's era style

Watching a most apt double bill of 60's era situation comedies about marriage relationships. First up will be A Guide For The Married Man (1967) with Walter Matthau has a husband, who happens to be married to the gorgeous Inger Stevens, but listens to his co-worker on how to get away with fooling around. I saw this film a long time ago back on AMC but recently bought the DVD. I remember it being quite funny. And it is loaded with guest stars galore: Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Art Carney, Jayne Mansfield, Sid Caesar, Phil Silvers, Carl Reiner, and Terry-Thomas. And believe it or not, it is directed by ace song and dance man Gene Kelly. Popping the DVD in now as I write this.

The happy couple...Virna and Jack

And after I watch that, next will be How To Murder Your Wife (1965). Dang Monty, you weren't kidding about a most suitable double bill. In this one, Jack Lemmon is a carefree bachelor who gets drunk one night and wakes up the next morning, married to Virna Lisi. Yeah, I know what you thinking..whats the problem. Well I have never seen this one all the way through so I will let you know once I do. But at first glance I don't see a problem being married to Virna. Maybe it's just me. Terry-Thomas also co-stars in this one too, so maybe I should call this a Terry-Thomas double feature.


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