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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 credible) complications.John ultimately concludes that adultery simply isn't worth the bother. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Bryan Forbes
In Theaters:
Kingsley International


Peter Sellers
as John Lewis
Mai Zetterling
as Elizabeth Gruffydd W...
Virginia Maskell
as Jean Lewis
Raymond Huntley
as Vernon Gruffyd-Willi...
Richard Attenborough
as Gareth Probert
Maudie Edwards
as Mrs. Davies
Sheila Manahan
as Mrs. Jenkins
John Le Mesurier
as Charles Salter
Eynon Evans
as Town Hall Clerk
Marjorie Lawrence
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
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

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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