How to Murder Your Wife (1965)
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as Stanley Ford
as Mrs. Ford
as Harold Lampson
as Judge Blackstone
as Tobey Rawlins
as Dr. Bentley
as District Attorney
as Harold's Secretary
Critic Reviews for How to Murder Your Wife
A nimble comedy that doesn't make much sense because it makes nonsense, most of it screechingly funny and played by knockabouts who know that the slapstick was invented for keeping an idea aloft, not for beating it into the ground.
Finesse and desire aren't enough to overcome the fact that Axelrod's script doesn't make the most of its potentially antic situations.
Believable or not, this stuff is funny just so long as one can go with the sour joke- -and that depends upon one's tolerance of trivia and also, perhaps, upon whether one is a fellow or a girl.
In the screwball tradition, but the old shack has been redecorated with solid-mahogany furniture, plush drapes and wall-to-wall carpeting.
This dated comedy is saved by Lemmon's comedic genius which eschews macho.
Audience Reviews for How to Murder Your Wife
Silly comedy that starts charmingly and falls apart completely at the end. You'll know just when the movie goes south and it never recovers. Virna is breathtakingly beautiful throughout.
A mostly forgotten gem from 1965 this comedy operates under the seductive fantasy that no man ever really wants to be married. After one drunken night's revelry Lemmon awakes to discover he's slipped up ... and did it, got married (to Verna Lisi! Zowie!). Now what? Is there any way out of it??? More cute than laff-out-loud funny it does carry more than a few good bits. It's fun cute.
The story is predictable and silly, but there are a handful of really hilarious scenes, which save the movie from being too bad.
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