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Misbehaving Husbands (1940)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  20 December 1940 (USA)
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The owner of a department store is threatened with divorce by his wife, who has gotten reports that he's been seen in the arms of a beautiful blonde on the night of their 20th wedding anniversary. He has to find a way to convince her that the "beautiful blonde" in question was actually a store mannequin that he was taking in for repairs.

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Henry Butler
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Effie Butler
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Bob Grant
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Grace Norman
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Gilbert Wayne
Florence Wright ...
Nan Blake
Luana Walters ...
Jane Forbes
Frank Jaquet ...
Wilbur Drake
Charlotte Treadway ...
Clara Drake
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Floor Walker (as Byron Barr)
Frank Hagney ...
Gooch Mulligan
Hennie Brown ...
Opal
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Fred Kelsey ...
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Mary MacLaren ...
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The owner of a department store is threatened with divorce by his wife, who has gotten reports that he's been seen in the arms of a beautiful blonde on the night of their 20th wedding anniversary. He has to find a way to convince her that the "beautiful blonde" in question was actually a store mannequin that he was taking in for repairs.

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Dummy Husbands  »

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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Where's Mr. Roper?
15 February 2006 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

Sort of like an extended Three's Company sketch, except made in the 1930's, 'Misbehaving Husbands' stars Harry Langdon as an overworked oaf who forgets his anniversary and winds up working through the surprise party is wife has organized. What's worse, he gets caught in silhouette with a department store mannequin by some town gossips who are on their way to the party. Soon, rumors spread like wildfire, and one complication leads to another until the wife wants a divorce! This is all put together very nicely, thank you very much, and Harry Langdon does his befuddled Benny Goodman impersonation quite well. There's a few laughs here and there, but this is nothing extraordinary.


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