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Too Many Husbands
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Director:
Writers:
Claude Binyon (screen play)
W. Somerset Maugham (based upon the play by)
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Release Date:
21 March 1940 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
TWO'S COMPANY...THREE'S ILLEGAL! (original 6-sheet poster-all caps) See more »
Plot:
Long-missing Bill Cardew returns to find his wife Vicky remarried...and in no hurry to settle for just one husband. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Lots of witty dialogue and amusing situations See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jean Arthur ... Vicky Lowndes

Fred MacMurray ... Bill Cardew

Melvyn Douglas ... Henry Lowndes

Harry Davenport ... George
Dorothy Peterson ... Gertrude Houlihan

Melville Cooper ... Peter

Edgar Buchanan ... McDermott

Tom Dugan ... Sullivan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Brisbane ... Lawyer (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Carl M. Leviness ... Passenger at Airport (uncredited)
Sam McDaniel ... Porter (uncredited)

Frank McLure ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

James Millican ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Larry Steers ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Bert Stevens ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Jacques Vanaire ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ... Taxicab Driver (uncredited)

Dave Willock ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)

Directed by
Wesley Ruggles 
 
Writing credits
Claude Binyon (screen play)

W. Somerset Maugham (based upon the play by)

Produced by
Wesley Ruggles .... producer
 
Original Music by
Friedrich Hollaender  (as Frederick Hollander)
 
Cinematography by
Joseph Walker (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William A. Lyon (film editor) (as William Lyon)
Otto Meyer (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Lionel Banks 
 
Costume Design by
Irene (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur S. Black Jr. .... assistant director (as Arthur S. Black)
 
Sound Department
George Cooper .... sound recordist (uncredited)
John P. Livadary .... sound director (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director (as M.W. Stoloff)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Wesley Ruggles' Too Many Husbands" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
81 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 (1950) | Sweden:15 (1950) | UK:A | USA:Approved (PCA #6036) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Trivia:
Mary Treen (Emma), Garry Owen (Sign Painter) and Lee 'Lasses' White (Mailman) were listed as cast members for their roles in Hollywood Reporter pre-release news items and production charts, but they were not seen in the movie. A modern source also lists Walter Soderling (Customer), Ralph Peters (Cab Driver) and Jerry Fletcher as cast members, but they too were not seen. The one cab driver in the movie was played by Billy Wayne.See more »
Quotes:
Henry Lowndes:Vicky, will you tell Peter to have dinner at six o'clock so I can go back to the office. The linotypers strike throws our whole schedule into a cocked hat.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Alchemist in Hollywood (1940)See more »
Soundtrack:
My ManSee more »

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18 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Lots of witty dialogue and amusing situations, 1 July 2001
Author: lora64 from Canada

I've just discovered this lighthearted film today on tv and must admit it has all the fine elements that make for a good stage play -- plenty of sure-fire dialogue, continual momentum to the story (never a dull moment), and light touches of original music. There are some hilarious moments so downright comical it made me burst out laughing. Just accept it as one more comedy of that era and you'll enjoy it nicely without having to make comparisons or look for weaknesses. Harry Davenport as the father adds his wisdom where he can. I feel all the actors had a good romp in this movie and I liked the repartee amongst them very much. Not sure precisely how it ended so will need to see it again some day. It's a fun movie indeed.

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