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Misbehaving Husbands (1940)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Langdon ...
Henry Butler
...
Effie Butler
Ralph Byrd ...
Bob Grant
Esther Muir ...
Grace Norman
Gayne Whitman ...
Gilbert Wayne
Florence Wright ...
Nan Blake
Luana Walters ...
Jane Forbes
Frank Jaquet ...
Wilbur Drake
Charlotte Treadway ...
Clara Drake
...
Floor Walker (as Byron Barr)
Frank Hagney ...
Gooch Mulligan
Hennie Brown ...
Opal
Billy Mitchell ...
Memphis
Fred Kelsey ...
Sgt. Murphy
Mary MacLaren ...
Gossiping Friend
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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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20 December 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dummy Husbands  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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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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Harry Langdon stars!
24 November 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's not a great film, but the legendary silent screen comedian Harry Langdon is the star. The PRC film stock is second rate and the sound is just audible. But it is an opportunity to see this brilliant comic at work.


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