Very kitchen-sinky business, Welsh librarian Lewis (Peter Sellers) at home with wife Jean (Virginia Maskell) and (uncredited) kids, early in director Sidney Gilliat's Only Two Can Play, 1962, from Bryan Forbes' screenplay and Martin Amis' novel.
Literary opening, shot in Swansea, Wales, the very town author Kingsley Amis renamed Aberdarcy for his novel, Peter Sellers introduced, plus comic references to E.B. White and James Thurber, and a real citation from Emerson, from Only Two Can Play, 1962, directed by Sidney Gilliat.
Welsh wanna-be lothario and librarian Lewis (Peter Sellers) at work, with client Hyman (noted Sellers pal Graham Stark), then meeting Mrs. Gruffydd-Williams (Mai Zetterling), who takes an interest, in Only Two Can Play, 1962, from the Martin Amis novel.
Well into the flashback from his murder trial, Donald Pleasence (title character) with his wife (and alleged victim) Belle (Coral Browne), and amorous lodger Harry (John Lee), later reckoning, in the true-life crime drama Dr. Crippen, 1963.
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