5.5/10
99
8 user 1 critic

Love, Honor and Behave (1938)

A woman raises her son Ted to be a good loser, in effect creating a weakling who never asserts himself. Even after marrying his childhood sweetheart Barbara and assuming family obligations,... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play) (as Michel Jacoby) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Adam Lemp, the Dean of the Briarwood Music Foundation, has passed on his love of music to his four early adult daughters - Thea, Emma, Kay and Ann - who live with him and his sister, the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Claude Rains, John Garfield, Jeffrey Lynn
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Linda Lawrence rises from secretary to account executive in an advertising agency. She falls in love with ex-football star Jimmy Hall and marries him. Radio man Harry Galleon will push her ... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley
Stars: Wayne Morris, Priscilla Lane, Humphrey Bogart
Four Mothers (1941)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Adam Lemp and his four daughters (Ann, Thea, Kay, and Emma) find themselves in financial and emotional crises. Thea's husband Ben has promoted a Florida housing development to everyone in ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley
Stars: Claude Rains, Jeffrey Lynn, Eddie Albert
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Nan Masters, a single mother living with her four marriageable daughters, plans to marry Sam Sloane, businessman. Out of the blue her 1st husband Jim returns after deserting the family 20 ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: John Garfield, Claude Rains, Jeffrey Lynn
Comedy | Musical | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An actor can only get a radio job if he can prove that he's an authentic cowboy.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Dick Powell, Pat O'Brien, Priscilla Lane
Bodyguard (1948)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After being fired for insubordination, homicide detective Mike Carter is hired as bodyguard by the owner of a local meat-packing plant where a meat inspector has been murdered.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Priscilla Lane, Phillip Reed
Varsity Show (1937)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Winfield College students who are trying to put together the annual varsity show come into conflict with their faculty adviser, a stodgy old professor whose ideas are hopelessly out of date... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley
Stars: Dick Powell, Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians, Ted Healy
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
Jim Blake
...
Dan Painter
...
Pete Martin
...
Sally Painter (as Barbara O'Neill)
...
Lisa Blake
...
Dr. 'Mac' MacConaghey
...
Yale Tennis Coach
...
Nan Bowleigh
...
Count Humbert
...
Ted - as a child
Audrey Leonard ...
Barbara - as a child
...
Tennis Announcer
Edit

Storyline

A woman raises her son Ted to be a good loser, in effect creating a weakling who never asserts himself. Even after marrying his childhood sweetheart Barbara and assuming family obligations, Ted cannot bring himself to fight for respect. The worm finally turns when Barbara starts stepping out on her Milquetoast husband, who then turns out not to be so passive after all. All comes full circle in this slyly symmetrical romantic comedy, with the final scene neatly skewering the complications set up in the opening reel. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 March 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Everybody Was Very Nice  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Another thumbs down for a dated "romp".
9 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's hard to believe sometimes, in a new century, that movies like this, were made and viewed as acceptable behavior. The message is not only "only the strong survive", it's that the violent and the pushy survive and that what we now accept as correct behavior was looked upon as incorrect.

An example of how ridiculous the premise is made when Wayne Morris, the hero, who was raised by his mother, is criticized for preferring tennis to football, by macho old dad. Dad had even criticized Mom for not "fighting" (literally) for him earier in the movie. Well,Wayne falls for childhood girlfriend Priscilla Lane, whose philosophy is not unlike that of his schmuck father's. Priscilla wants a man who looks good, (as does Wayne Morris) but she wants him to be as physical and morally ambiguous as his father was. Very soon tere are marital problems because hero can't find a decent job (it's the depression and he quit med school to marry her). She still wants to party with a male friend while Morris wants her to stay home discuss a job that would mean their living on a lot less.

The "happy ending" and our "lesson in life" is when she manipulates him into physically fighting the guy who comes to take her out, and physically abuses her for not sticking with him. Both sets of parents watching from outside the front window (and are amazingly amused and satisfied) are told by Priscilla Lane's character to "leave them alone" (She appears tojoy his new-found penchant for domestic violence). The "older folks" present think it's all cute.

It's a movie with good actors but it's message makes it really difficult to watch. Unfortunately, I'm afraid that there are some people who may watch this movie and think of it as merely a screwball comedy, with an appropriate message. I pity them.


11 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?