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How To Murder Your Wife

Jack Lemmon is great in this light-hearted tale of escaping from a drunken accidental marriage, as is Terry-Thomas as his butler. But for us, his ex-flatmate Matthau’s Guide For The Married Man just shades it in swinging sexcom terms.



  1. Droogie

    October 25, 2020 at 2:07 am

    I loved this film as a kid because Lemmon plays a comic-strip artist, which was my dream job when I grew up ( I liked watching Robert Gillespie in sitcom Keep It In The Family too for the same reason.) I watched the film again recently and it drags a bit, with an overlong courtroom scene. The comic artwork of Lemmon’s action hero comic strip Bash Brannigan drawn for the movie by artist Mel Keefer is fabulous though.

  2. Sidney Balmoral James

    October 25, 2020 at 7:43 am

    I find this a slightly annoying film because of poor Claire Trevor, sublime in Stagecoach, reduced to the shrewish wife role here. Although the stunning Virna Lisi is some compensation – ay caramba!

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