The Marrying Man

The Marrying Man

Director: Jerry Rees Cast: Kim Basinger, Alec Baldwin, Robert Loggia

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Neil Simon forgoes his typical urban East Coast kvetchers and replaces them with sunny Californian kvetchers in The Marrying Man, a film which became a beacon of gossip in 1991 due to the alleged shenanigans of stars Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, who fell in love during production. Simon based his script on a true story concerning the love affair between shoe tycoon Harry Karl and actress Marie (The Body) McDonald during the 1950s. Married to each other four times, McDonald still managed to carry on an affair with mobster Bugsy Siegel. In this Simon-ized version, Baldwin plays Charley Pearl, a sharp and handsome Hollywood millionaire, engaged to Adele Horner (Elisabeth Shue), the daughter of dyspeptic movie studio executive Lew Horner (Robert Loggia). The day before their wedding, Charley heads off to Las Vegas for a bachelor party, and in a sleazy casino on the outskirts of town, he sets his eyes on sexy singer Vicki Anderson (Basinger) and falls for her hard. He wants her immediately and even though she warns him she's the property of Bugsy Siegel (Armand Assante), he crawls into her bedroom window to be with her. Caught with his pants down by Siegel, Bugsy, instead of killing him, forces him to marry Vicki ("I was about to dump her anyway," he says). But after their marriage, Charley and Vicki discover they're more attracted to the danger of their relationship than in each other. Charley's friends -- Phil (Paul Reiser), Sammy (Fisher Stevens), Tony (Peter Dobson), and George (Steve Hytner) -- form a Greek chorus commenting on the crazed love affair and are reportedly inspired by Phil Silvers, Sammy Cahn, Tony Martin, and Leo Durocher.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/20/2019
UPC: 0738329239190
Original Release: 1991
Rating: R
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:56:00
Sales rank: 4,501

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kim Basinger Vicki Anderson
Alec Baldwin Charley Pearl
Robert Loggia Lew Horner
Elisabeth Shue Adele Horner
Armand Assante Bugsy Siegel
Paul Reiser Phil
Fisher Stevens Sammy
Peter Dobson Tony
Steve Hytner George
Jeremy Roberts Gus
Big John Studd Dante
Tony Longo Sam
Ronnie Yeskel Actor
Rom Milanovich Andy
Tim Hauser Woody
Carey Eidel Cab Driver
Marla Heasley Sheila
Karen Medak Sherry
Rebecca Staab Arlene
Melissa Behr Dee
Paul Collins Butler
Dave Florek Gas Attendant
Geof Prysirr Bartender
Teresa Gilmore Capps Bugsy's Blonde
Alan Mandell 1st Justice
Elly Enriquez Woo Ling
Shanti Kahn Nurse
Clarke Gordon Charley's Father
Gretchen Wyler Gwen
Kathryn Layng Emma
Janni Brenn Liz
Joe Bellan Waiter
Don Keefer 3rd Justice
Jules I. Epstein Maitre d'
Robin Frates Grace
Kristen Cloke Louise
Joe Guzaldo Announcer

Technical Credits
Jerry Rees Director
Stephen Abrums Makeup
Tim Cooney Sound/Sound Designer
Jim Duffy Set Decoration/Design
Michael Gershman Camera Operator
Rob Hahn Camera Operator
Tim Hauser Musical Direction/Supervision
R.J. Hohman Special Effects
Jeffery Hornaday Choreography
Michael Jablow Editor
Sidney James Musical Direction/Supervision
P. Michael Johnston Production Designer
James Kail Makeup
Donald Kreiss Associate Producer
Daniel Maltese Art Director
Mark Mansbridge Art Director
William Matthews Production Designer
Michael R. Miller Editor
John Moio Stunts
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
David Newman Score Composer
David Permut Producer
Lauren Polizzi Set Decoration/Design
Neil Simon Producer,Screenwriter
Dawn Snyder Set Decoration/Design
Chris Squires Camera Operator
David Streit Co-producer
Donald Thorin Cinematographer
Michael Tronick Editor
Monty Westmore Makeup
Ronnie Yeskel Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Marrying Man
1. Chapter 1 [11:18]
2. Chapter 2 [11:21]
3. Chapter 3 [15:37]
4. Chapter 4 [15:21]
5. Chapter 5 [12:36]
6. Chapter 6 [13:55]
7. Chapter 7 [18:03]
8. Chapter 8 [18:01]

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The Marrying Man 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this movie was real good i seen it and its very funny and has some roamnce in it they should make more films like this