This is an ORIGINAL Script from LORIMAR Productions for the 1980 comedy drama,

Marriage Is Alive and Well

A photographer who specializes in weddings and who, according to others, has the perfect marriage. However, he and his wife are at a crossroad and have decided to separate. While he and his wife bicker and she prepares to leave, he reminisces about people whom he has photographed who have had unusual relationships. A couple has married, gotten divorced, married again, divorced again and have run into each other again. A young couple who have just gotten married after living together, which the bride prefers. And an aging comic who wants to marry a young girl over the objections of his son.

Director: Russ Mayberry

Writer: Lee Kalcheim

Stars: Jack Albertson, Deborah Baltzell, Melinda Dillon


Jack Albertson ... Manny Wax
Deborah Baltzell ... Corkey Dennis
Melinda Dillon ... Jeannie
Judd Hirsch ... Herb Rollie
Fred McCarren ... Chris Dennis
Joe Namath ... Brian Fish
Nicholas Pryor ... Larry Wax
Susan Sullivan ... Sara Fish
Swoosie Kurtz ... Jane Tremont
John Harkins ... Sunny Delmar
Jordan Charney ... Fritz
Mel Stewart ... Judge Elton Sheffield
Jack Riley ... Owen
David Clennon ... David
Jeannie Wilson ... Lou Anne Brightly

This is the REVISED SECOND DRAFT SCRIPT from Auguest 17, 1979. It is complete with 121 pages.

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MORE INFO ON MELINDA DILLON: Melinda Dillon was born October 13, 1939, in Hope, Arkansas, to Norine and W.S Dillon. She attended Hyde Park High School. Melinda started in improvisational comedy, and stage acting before she made her feature-film debut as an eccentric neighbor of Catherine Deneuve's in The April Fools (1969). After a seven year absence, she returned to film with appearances in Bound for Glory (1976). And in Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). She played a mother coping with the alien abduction of her son. Her performance in the film earned her an Oscar nomination. Four years later, she earned a second Oscar nomination for her performance as an emotionally disturbed woman who provided an alibi for a suspect in Sydney Pollack's Absence of Malice (1981). Her warmth fostered two mother roles in the whimsical comedies A Christmas Story (1983) and Harry and the Hendersons (1987). Melinda made strong impressions as Savannah Wingo, Nick Nolte's on-screen mentally disturbed, poet sister whose attempted suicide serves as the catalyst in Barbra Streisands The Prince of Tides (1991). And in Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia (1999). She played the role of Rose Gator.

MORE INFO ON JACK ALBERTSON: A former song-and-dance man and veteran of vaudeville, burlesque and Broadway, Jack Albertson is best known to audiences as "The Man" in the TV series Chico and the Man (1974), for which he won an Emmy. In 1968 Albertson, the brother of actress Mabel Albertson, won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in The Subject Was Roses (1968), a part which also won him the Tony award during its Broadway run.

MORE INFO ON JOE NAMOTH: The son of a steel worker from Beaver Falls, Pa., Joseph William Namath (Joe Willie) came from the rich football tradition that is in Pennsylvania. After starring for Paul 'Bear' Bryant's Alabama Crimson Tide teams in the 1960s, Namath was drafted by both the National Football League's (NFL) St. Louis Cardinals and the rival American Football League's (AFL) New York Jets in 1965. Namath, known as a brash performer in college, signed with the Jets for a then-record $450,000 and gave the upstart, struggling AFL instant credibility in its war with the NFL. Although he didn't turn the Jets into instant winners, he did improve their fortunes his first three years in the league. Namath delivered on his promise as one of the most exciting players in the AFL, by becoming the first quarterback in history to pass for more than 4,000 yards. Namath was also popular off the field, especially with the ladies (which he indulged in, happily) and was known for his love of the New York nightlife. Because of this, he was dubbed "Broadway Joe" by the New York press. Namath gained his legend with not only his performance, but his mouth. After leading the Jets to the AFL championship over the Oakland Raiders, Namath, weary of all the press knocking him and his team and openly favoring the NFL champion Baltimore Colts, boldly lashed out and predicted victory for him and the Jets. He also showed his poise by talking his way out of a potentially explosive situation with Colts' Defensive Tackle, Lou Michaels. Namath and a teammate were in a restaurant talking about how the Jets were a better team than the Colts, when Michaels (who was in earshot) challenged Namath. The cocky QB, instead, bought Michaels dinner, drinks and gave him a ride home. In the game that many felt made the Super Bowl the spectacle it is today, Namath and the Jets were nearly flawless in beating the 17-point favorite Colts, 16-7. Namath became a household name and gave the Jets and the AFL the respectability they were so desperate to have. Namath continued his all-star performances in New York, although he never again played in the Super Bowl. For several years, he was the entertainer of the NFL (the AFL merged with the NFL in 1970) and even dabbled in movies and television (including a memorable performance in pantyhose for a commercial). He was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in 1977, but his failing knees finally gave out and he retired at the end of the season. Namath was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985 and, for a few years, was a member of ABC's NFL Monday Night Football (1970) crew. Namath now lives in Florida.

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