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Are Husbands Necessary? (1942)

Ray Milland and Betty Field play a warring married couple who hope to patch up their differences by adopting a baby. When Milland's ex-flame Patricia Morrison shows up unexpectedly, the fur flies.

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Myra Ponsonby
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Bunker
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Duncan Atterbury
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Bill Stone
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Mrs. Westwood
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Chuck
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Laura AtterburV
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Cory Cortwright
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Dr. Buell
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Anna
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Mr. Brooks
Charlotte Wynters ...
Mrs. Finley
Clinton Rosemond ...
Enos
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Ray Milland and Betty Field play a warring married couple who hope to patch up their differences by adopting a baby. When Milland's ex-flame Patricia Morrison shows up unexpectedly, the fur flies.

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15 June 1942 (USA)  »

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Mr. and Mrs. Cugat  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)|

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The title of Ms Rorick's book was, Mr & Mrs Cugat. Xavier Cugat thought this would negatively affect his career so he initiated legal proceedings against Columbia Pictures. Detrimental segments were deleted from the script, Cugie was paid $80,000 for the use of his name and the title was changed to, Are Husbands Necessary. See Cugie's autobiography, Rumba is My Life, p.187. See more »

Quotes

George Cugat: [she is seated at the bureau tossing papers on the floor] Liz!
Mary Elizabeth Cugat: Yes, dear?
George Cugat: Would you mind telling me what on earth you're doing?
Mary Elizabeth Cugat: It's my own system; first, you see, I file them.
George Cugat: You file them?
Mary Elizabeth Cugat: Yes, dear, here
[pointing at the floor]
Mary Elizabeth Cugat: Here I put the utilities, you know, the gas, light and phone. And I pay them first. You told me, substantial citizens always pay the utilities promptly. And then this pile are the second notices or "please remit at once's". You know how some people are. So, if there's ...
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Crazy Credits

[prologue] Mr. and Mrs. Cugat - George and Liz to you - live right around the corner in that two-storey house. Like you and your brother-in-law and the fellow next door, they own their home, their car and their piano - all in partnership with the finance company . See more »

Connections

Version of My Favorite Husband (1953) See more »

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Who's Your Little Whoziz?
(uncredited)
Written by Walter Hirsch, Ben Bernie and Al Goering
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