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Her Husband's Affairs (1947)

Passed | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 12 November 1947 (USA)
A scientist invents a formula that removes old, thinning hair and replaces it with thick, new hair. Complications ensue.

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Ad man/genius William Weldon resents his wife Margaret's meddling in his business, even though her suggestions are often on target. The situation gets put to its toughest test when Weldon tries to market an eccentric inventor's embalming fluid, which turns out to be a hair remover. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@aol.com>

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IF YOU THINK YOUR HUSBAND IS NUTS...get a load of Bill Weldon! (original poster( See more »

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12 November 1947 (USA)  »

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Fuld af skæg  »

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1.37 : 1
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"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30-minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 22, 1949 with Lucille Ball reprising her film role. See more »

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When Bill falls down the luggage chute on the ship, he pulls down a post and the rope to which it was attached. However in the shot from the perspective of looking down the chute, the rope (and presumably the post - out of the shot) are still in place. See more »

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William Weldon: You see, honey, there isn't a husband alive who can stand living with a wife who's right all the time.
Margaret Weldon: Not even when she's right?
William Weldon: No. It's bad enough if she's a back seat driver but when she leans over and grabs the wheel right out of your hands, that's more than any man can take.
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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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Women....learn to shut up and remember that your man knows best!!!
13 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

"Her Husband's Affairs" is not a very good film. It also has an incredibly sexist message that must have ticked off many in the audience when they went to see this picture, as its underlying message is that wives should keep their mouths shut and let the man do all the thinking...even if he's wrong!!

The basic idea behind the film could have been great...but wasn't handled especially well...sexist message or not. Bill (Franchot Tone) is an advertising executive and his wife (Lucille Ball) often has great ideas. In the midst of making a very successful campaign for hats (thanks in large part to the wife) his goofy neighbor, a crackpot inventor, shows him his new invention. It seems this cream instantly cleans off whiskers. With no scientific testing to see if it really works AND if it has any negative side-effects, a multi-million dollar campaign is initiated....and only a day later do they learn that instead of removing hair, it creates lush hair overnight! There's more to the dopey invention than this...but by that point my patience was gone. I just wanted this incredibly bad film to end!! This is tough, however, as the film got progressively worse.

The bottom line is that this movie comes off like a very bad sitcom...very bad. The story goes everywhere...too many places. It also has lots of folks getting upset and acting like caricatures instead of real folks. Pretty dopey...as well as incredibly sexist.


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