The Rules of Marriage
Lengthy contemporary drama, written by Reginald Rose, dealing with a supposedly "perfect marriage" and the effects when it breaks up -- on the couple involved, their children and their friends. Elizabeth Montgomery and Elliott Gould (in his TV acting debut) are an affluent suburban couple who split on the eve of their 15th wedding anniversary. She becomes involved with their close friend (Michael Murphy), he with a flower child (Melinda Culea). In subsequent showings it was edited from four hours down to three.