Only Two Can Play (1962)

Only Two Can Play





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Welsh librarian John Lewis (Peter Sellers), unhappily married to Jean Lewis (Virginia Maskell), falls in love with the glamorous Elizabeth Gruffydd Williams (Mai Zetterling). Zetterling is likewise saddled with a dull spouse, wealthy Vernon Gruffyd-Williams (Raymond Huntley). 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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Bryan Forbes
In Theaters:
Kingsley International


as John Lewis

as Elizabeth Gruffydd W...

as Jean Lewis

as Vernon Gruffyd-Willi...

as Gareth Probert

as Mrs. Davies

as Mrs. Jenkins

as Charles Salter

as Town Hall Clerk

as Girl in Bus
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Critic Reviews for Only Two Can Play

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A cheerless farce with pretensions of being a kitchen sink drama.

Full Review… | April 8, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Splendid early Sellers vehicle with great performances across the board.

July 19, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

October 2, 2005

Audience Reviews for Only Two Can Play


Sellers in fine form as Welsh librarian in understated sex comedy. Fun to see him in scenes with the actor who would later be Clouseau's assistant in 'A Shot In The Dark.' Attenborough has a great time in small role of pompous local playwright.

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