Cinema: Failed Graduate

The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker is derived from a book by Charles Webb, who wrote the novel The Graduate. It is directed by Lawrence Turman, who produced the film of The Graduate. Its hero, William Alren, might well be Graduate Ben Braddock after a couple of years of wedded atrophy. But Marriage is neither as facile nor as funny as The Graduate, and Richard Benjamin, who plays the stockbroker, comes off like a dry-cleaned Dustin Hoffman.

Alren's job is an enervating drag and his marriage a ritual of programmed indifference. For kicks...

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