LUCY'S MOVIE GUIDE
A Guide for the Married Man
(1967) (featuring Lucille Ball as Mrs. Joe)
Robert Morse, with the help of an all-star cast, teaches Walter Matthau the fine art of philandering in A Guide for the Married Man.
Matthau, happily married to sexy Inger Stevens, has no burning desire to cheat, but Morse makes the prospect sound very attractive. Finally taking the "big step" with a glamorous brunette after months of careful preparation, Matthau finds that he loves his wife way too much to betray her, while the ever-careful Morse ends up in divorce court.
Among the myriad of "advisors" peppered throughout Guide for the Married Man are Art Carney, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Jayne Mansfield, Terry-Thomas and Carl Reiner.
Special Notes: Ira Levin wrote the stage comedy Critic's Choice as a good-natured retort to a comment made by critic Walter Kerr. In his essay How Not to Write a Play, Kerr noted that the worst possible scenario would involve a drama critic forced to review a play written by his wife (we should mention that Kerr's own wife was noted playwright Jean Kerr).