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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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  (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

Also Known As:
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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A bit dumb but enjoyable., 3 May 2014
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

The main problem I had with this film was casting Robert Young for such a role. While I do enjoy seeing him play against type in some films (such as in "They Won't Believe Me" where he played a womanizer who plans on murdering his wife), here I just had a hard time believing him. Young plays Randy Haven--a guy who goes to work as a bookie! When a horse unexpectedly wins, he and his partner are in trouble because they don't have enough to pay off. This is compounded because the client (Sheldon Leonard) is a tough guy who certainly will make them pay if they don't pay...get it?! So, the pair go in search of money. One client who owes them is a professor (Felix Bressart) who cannot pay but instead gives them a book he's written--with a bachelor's view on marriage. Well, with no other prospects for money, Randy markets the book and gets a ridiculously lucrative offer to publish it (my wife, who has published quite a few books had a good laugh at this!). However, the publisher thinks that the guy pretending to be the author (Randy) is a bachelor himself--and offer him not only money but a radio show that's contingent on him being single. So, his wife (Ruth Hussey) has to pretend to be his secretary...which is a problem when she finds another man falling in love with her!

If this all sounds quite contrived, it is. However, it's also a breezy little film that you can still enjoy provided you don't think too much about the silly plot! Worth seeing? Perhaps. But not one you should hate yourself for missing! But, if you do see it, watch for the wonderful scene where Randy translates between the gangster (Leonard) and the author (Bressart)--it's awfully cute.

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