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Dore Schary (screen play)
Manuel Seff (original story)
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Release Date:
29 December 1941 (UK) See more »
HE - ducked the cops and wanted to be a "love expert" to a million wives! (original print ad) See more »
A man's marriage suffers when he pretends to be a bachelor while promoting "his" best-selling book about married life (actually written by an eccentric professor) in order to pay off a debt to a gangster. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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This Movie's Two Sides Do Not Coexist Peacefully See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Young ... Randolph Haven

Ruth Hussey ... Norma Haven
Felix Bressart ... Professor Ladislaus Milic
Lee Bowman ... Eric Santley

Sheldon Leonard ... Johnny Branigan
Sam Levene ... Cookie Farrar
Murray Alper ... Sleeper
Roy Gordon ... Hudkins
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Yule ... Waiter (scenes deleted)
Sergei Arabeloff ... Maitre d' (uncredited)
Gladys Blake ... Marie - Complaining Wife at Lecture (uncredited)
Don Brodie ... Man Vying for Cafe Table (uncredited)
Hillary Brooke ... Hillary Gordon (uncredited)
Frances Carson ... Mrs. Harriet Heflan (uncredited)
Edwina Coolidge ... Haven's Secretary (uncredited)
Inez Cooper ... Glove Customer (uncredited)
Sheila Darcy ... Woman with Fur Stole Helped by Haven (uncredited)
Mimi Doyle ... Stenographer (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Salesgirl (uncredited)
Connie Gilchrist ... Mother with Baby on Train (uncredited)
William Haade ... Angry Husband (uncredited)
Lulu Mae Hubbard ... Miss Bailey - Norma's Boss (uncredited)
Charles Irwin ... Apartment Manager (uncredited)
Hal Le Sueur ... Man Vying for Table in Cafe (uncredited)
Kay Linaker ... (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Man on Radio Jury (uncredited)
Douglass Newland ... Mr. Devlin (uncredited)

Charles Ray ... Man in Lounge Room Getting Bagpipes (uncredited)
Henry Sylvester ... Waiter with Tray Spilled on Haven (uncredited)
Natalie Thompson ... Santley's Secretary (uncredited)
Joe Whitehead ... Waiter in Restaurant Bringing Soup (uncredited)
Ernest Whitman ... Black Men's Room Attendant (uncredited)
Gayne Whitman ... Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Charlotte Wynters ... Margaret Johns (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Buzzell 
Norman Taurog (uncredited)
Writing credits
Dore Schary (screen play)

Manuel Seff (original story)

Produced by
John W. Considine Jr. .... producer
Original Music by
Lennie Hayton 
Daniele Amfitheatrof (uncredited)
Sol Kaplan (uncredited)
Cinematography by
George J. Folsey (director of photography) (as George Folsey)
Film Editing by
Ben Lewis (film editor)
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis (set decorations)
Costume Design by
Robert Kalloch (gowns) (as Kalloch)
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist: Miss Hussey
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sandy Roth .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sam Taylor .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Harry McAfee .... associate art director
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Other crew
Carl 'Major' Roup .... script clerk (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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81 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #7587)

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The film was pared down to 81 minutes from the preview running times of 87 and 85 minutes.See more »


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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
This Movie's Two Sides Do Not Coexist Peacefully, 27 March 2005
Author: David (Handlinghandel) from NY, NY

The movie, once it gets going, is chic and amusing. Robert Young is good and Ruth Hussey, as always, is appealing. Lee Bowman is a good foil for Young, though it's difficulty to believe that anyone would choose Young over him.

The central premise is funny: A married man (Young) has to pretend he is a bachelor to pay off debts by playing a Hip Mr. Lonelyhearts. Wife Hussey gets lost in the shuffle and Bowman innocently tries to move in.

Sam Levene is amusing as Young's sidekick, who speaks with Yiddish inflections. But another broadly written part almost sinks this: the supposedly humorous gangster who wants his money or else. By this time criminals had been amply portrayed to the public so that this was not a laughing matter.

On absolutely the other hand is Felix Bressart. Young uses his book on marriage to become a celebrity, claiming himself as author. Bressart, third-billed here, gives a nuanced and utterly charming performance. It seems as if his character belongs in another, much better, movie.

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