• Only Two Can Play (1962)

Only Two Can Play

Release Date: March 20th, 1962

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

With an unsatisfying home life and career, librarian John Lewis (Peter Sellers) spends most of his time daydreaming of illicit affairs with attractive women. On one such day, gorgeous Elizabeth Gruffydd-Williams (Mai Zetterling), the wife of prominent community figure Vernon Williams, walks into his life. Soon the two are plotting a passionate love affair, but somehow never seem to make it work. Meanwhile, Lewis' wife, Jean (Virginia Maskell), waits for him to come around.

Cast: Peter Sellers, Mai Zetterling, Virginia Maskell, Richard Attenborough, Kenneth Griffith, Maudie Edwards, Frederick Piper, Graham Stark

Director: Sidney Gilliat

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Vale Film Productions, British Lion Film Corporation [gb]

Distributors: RCA/Columbia, Kingsley-International Pictures Inc.

Keywords: 1960s, Amusing, Friendship, Forbidden love, Small town, Passionate, Best friend, Quest, Wife

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Awards

Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1963)
Nominated British Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1963)
Nominated British Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1963)