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Expensive Husbands (1937)

In this romantic comedy, faded movie actress Laurine Lynne decides to take a trip to Europe rather than continue to be depressed by her lack of career momentum in Hollywood. She leaves a ... See full summary »



(original story) (as Kyrill de Shishmareff), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Joe Craig
Ricky Preston
Herr Andrew Brenner
Eula Guy ...
Trommy, Laurine's Maid
Robert Fischer ...
Joseph, Rupert's Servant (as Robert C. Fischer)
Herr Meyer, Hotel Director
John Butler ...
Savage (scenes deleted)
George Humbert ...
Otto Fries ...
Franz, Buggy Driver (as Otto Fried)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elsa Peterson ...
Icy Lady (scenes deleted)
Nurse (scenes deleted)


In this romantic comedy, faded movie actress Laurine Lynne decides to take a trip to Europe rather than continue to be depressed by her lack of career momentum in Hollywood. She leaves a boyfriend, polo champion Ricky Preston and her loyal agent, Joe Craig in Hollywood, and travels to an unspecified region of Europe for a stay at a posh hotel. Accompanying her is her smart-aleck maid Trommy. While staying at the hotel, she is annoyed by a cheeky waiter, who, it is revealed, is actually Prince Rupert Heinrich Franz von Rentzau working incognito. Laurine is further annoyed to learn that back in Hollywood, her rival, Sandra Drew, has gotten the part she wanted due to the publicity surrounding her marriage to nobility. Laurine arranges to marry a nobleman solely because of his title, who turns out to be Prince Rupert. They honeymoon briefly and happily, but complications arise, and Laurine heads back to Hollywood and a replenished career. While working at Associated Studios, Laurine finds... Written by Tory L

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Release Date:

27 November 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Maridos Custam Caro  »

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1.37 : 1
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Onscreen credits erroneously list actor Otto Fries as Otto Fried and composer M.K. Jerome as M.R. Jerome. See more »


Shall We Dream?
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Played by a band outside the bridal suite in Austria
Sung by an unidentified man.
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A dumb screenplay with uninteresting stars.
10 September 2002 | by (Pine Grove, California) – See all my reviews

I must confess that neither Beverly Roberts nor Patric Knowles are among my favorite stars, and this movie showed me why. Their love scenes are unconvincing. The screenplay doesn't help either, since it can't decide to be a romantic comedy or a musical At one point, a group of maids do a production number, which was very jolting and out of place. Knowles is an impoverished prince working as a waiter and Roberts is a movie star on a European promotional trip. He is very honest and tells her that her movie love scenes are very bad, causing her to be angry. (He's apparently a good critic.) When her agent (Allyn Joslyn) tells her she lost a part because the one who got it had married a count, and suggests she marry some royalty, she advertises for one! Naturally, Knowles gets the job. Though it was supposed to a marriage of convenience, she awaits him on her wedding night. He wants her to give up acting, so she goes back to Hollywood in a huff. Of course, Knowles follows, and it is easy to predict the ending because of the unfeminist attitudes of the 1930's. I don't know how the movie did at the box office, but I would have been annoyed I paid money to see it.

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