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How to Murder Your Wife (1965) was a Comedy Film directed by Richard Quine and produced by George Axelrod and Gordon Carroll.

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How to Murder Your Wife (1965)

on Sep 18, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

1960s comedies are known for their rather frank discussions of romance and women. As the 1950s housewife persona slowly eroded and Women’s Lib inched along the horizon, the movies of the 1960s showed the joys and perils of the single and married man, and the burden that women could provide. Ho... Read full article


How to Murder Your Wife (1965)

By Lindsey on Feb 19, 2012 From The Motion Pictures

How to Murder Your Wife (1965): 3.5/5 I chose this film on a whim after browsing the “Classic Romantic Comedies” page on Netflix and noticing that Jack Lemmon had top billing. I’ve been trying to watch more of his films after falling in love with Bell, Book and Candle earlier this ... Read full article


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Harold Lampson: I am speaking to you now not as your lawyer but as your friend. Stan, you are a grown man and grown men simply can't, repeat cannot, go around spreading terror on the New York streets at the height of the noon hour accompanied -will you stop just a minute, Stan?- by naked women.
Stanley Ford: She wasn't naked. She had a diamond in her navel.


Stanley Ford: You get-um dressed, me go talk-um Butler.


Charles Firbank: Good God. Doesn't speak English? And yet, on the other hand, if one will go around marrying persons who pop out of cakes, it's bound to be, well, rather catch as catch can, isn't it, sir?


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In the Italian version Virna Lisi's character is Greek.
Last feature of Leonard Mudie.
During a taping of "The Tonight Show", 'Jack Lemmon' told this story. Prior to filming How to Murder Your Wife, co-star Virna Lisi's husband made her promise that she would not be talked into doing a nude scene in her first American film. She assured him that she would not, signed the contract and traveled to Hollywood. While filming the 'revelation' scene, where Lemmon awakes to discover in horror that he got married at the bachelor party, Virna had to disrobe and lay in the bed nude but discreetly covered with a bedsheet. However, it was this day that her husband, an architect, arrived unannounced at the set to surprise his wife. When he walked into the scene, he became very upset. He focused his anger toward her co-star. Lemmon, realizing that discretion was the better part of valor, exited the set at full run with Virna's husband in tow. Running past several sound stages on the MGM lot, he quickly found a garbage dumpster, jumped in and closed the cover. He waited there until security officers found him.
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