How to Murder Your Wife

Bring The Little Woman...Maybe She'll Die Laughing!
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  • Run Time: 1 hours, 58 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: February 17, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1965
  • Label: Olive
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.66
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - English

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Total Count: 14


User Ratings: 3,556
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. Full Review
TIME Magazine
May 9, 2011
Rating: 3.5/4 -- This dated comedy is saved by Lemmon's comedic genius which eschews macho. Full Review
TV Guide
May 9, 2011
Feb 1, 2005
Rating: 3/5 -- 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. Full Review
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Rating: 4/5 -- Superior 60s sex comedy.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 20, 2003
In the screwball tradition, but the old shack has been redecorated with solid-mahogany furniture, plush drapes and wall-to-wall carpeting. Full Review
Esquire Magazine
Aug 13, 2019
[It is] material that is quite up to []Jack Lemmon's] exceptional talents. Here is a superb technician at work, an actor whose every movement contributes toward a total effect. Full Review
Cleveland Press
Nov 20, 2003

Product Description:

Cartoonist Stanley Ford, a confirmed bachelor, attends a party one evening... and is bewitched by a blonde Italian knockout who pops out of a cake. Then he does a very stupid thing. He marries her on the spot. Though his new wife is a happy homemaker, a man's man like Stanley has no stomach for domestic bliss. When his attempts at separation fail, he gets an idea. Known for always acting out his hero's scenarios before putting ink to page, he stages her murder and sketches a cartoon based on the scheme. When his wife sees the funny pages, she is frightened and vanishes. Mission accomplished. Not so fast, however, as the police appear and now want to ask him a few questions about his wife's whereabouts...


Production Notes:

  • "How to Murder Your Wife" was a produced by star Jack Lemmon, director Richard Quine, and screenwriter George Axelrod under the banner "Murder Inc."
  • Additional credit: Robert Sydney (choreography).

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