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Welsh librarian John Lewis ([[Performer~P64447~Peter Sellers~petersellers]]), unhappily married to Jean Lewis ([[Performer~P46206~Virginia Maskell~virginiamaskell]]), falls in love with the glamorous Elizabeth Gruffydd Williams ([[Performer~P117916~Mai Zetterling~maizetterling]]). Zetterling is likewise saddled with a dull spouse, wealthy Vernon Gruffyd-Williams ([[Performer~P34060~Raymond Huntley~raymondhuntley]]). Finding themselves to be kindred spirits, Sellers and Zetterling plan an illicit affair. Alas, none of their carefully calculated schemes for a romantic tryst come to fruition thanks to a series of comic (but utterly credible) complications.John ultimately concludes that adultery simply isn't worth the bother. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:March 20, 1962

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Sidney Gilliat Best Film - Any Source 1962 Nominee

Cast

Peter Sellers
as John Lewis
Mai Zetterling
as Elizabeth Gruffydd Williams
Virginia Maskell
as Jean Lewis
Richard Attenborough
as Gareth Probert
Kenneth Griffith
as Jenkins
Maudie Edwards
as Mrs. Davies
Frederick Piper
as Davies
Graham Stark
as Hyman
John Le Mesurier
as Charles Salter
Raymond Huntley
as Vernon Gruffyd-Williams
Meredith Edwards
as Clergyman
Marjorie Lawrence
as Girl in Bus

Crew

Sidney Gilliat
Director
Leslie Gilliat
Producer
Bryan Forbes
Screenwriter
Richard Rodney Bennett
Composer (Music Score)
Muir Mathieson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Thelma Connell
Editor
Albert Witherick
Art Director
Robert Cartwright
Set Designer
Phil Leakey
Makeup
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