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Director:
Writers:
Lajos Biró (screenplay)
Oscar Wilde (play)
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Release Date:
February 1948 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
"An Ideal Husband has to look to his future...a woman has to look to her past!"
Plot:
A prominent politician is preparing to expose a financial scandal. But then a woman who has invested... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Classy Costumes With Fine Acting of Oscar Wilde See more (11 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Alexander Korda 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lajos Biró  screenplay (as Lajos Biro)
Oscar Wilde  play

Produced by
Philip Brandon .... associate producer (as Phil Brandon)
Alexander Korda .... producer
Hugh Stewart .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Arthur Benjamin 
 
Cinematography by
Georges Périnal  (as Georges Perinal)
 
Film Editing by
Oswald Hafenrichter 
 
Costume Design by
Cecil Beaton 
 
Makeup Department
Dorrie Hamilton .... makeup artist
U.P. Hutchinson .... makeup artist
Gladys Weston .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jack Clayton .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bluey Hill .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Joseph Bato .... associate art director
Vincent Korda .... set designer
Scott Slimon .... fabric designs
Bill Beavis .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Peter Mullins .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Cox .... sound supervisor
Red Law .... sound mixer
Leo Wilkins .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
W. Percy Day .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Denys N. Coop .... camera operator (as Dennis Coop)
Edward Scaife .... second camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Hubert Clifford .... conductor: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (as Dr. Hubert Clifford)
 
Other crew
Joan Bridge .... associate colour director
Natalie Kalmus .... color director
Alexander Korda .... presenter
Peggy McClafferty .... continuity
Elizabeth Montagu .... dialogue director (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
96 min | UK:125 min (original version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1987) | USA:Approved (PCA #12764) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
Vivien Leigh was originally intended for the role of Laura Cheveley.See more »
Quotes:
Mrs. Margaret Marchmont:Olivia, I have a curious feeling of absolute faintness. I think I should like some supper, very much. I know I should like some supper.
Olivia, Countess of Basildon:I'm positively dying for supper, Margaret.
Mrs. Margaret Marchmont:Men are so horribly selfish. They never think of these things.
Olivia, Countess of Basildon:Men are grossly material. Grossly material!
[Enters the Viscomte]
Viscomte de Nanjac:Countess, may I have the honor of taking you down to supper?
Olivia, Countess of Basildon:I never take supper, thank you, Viscomte. But, I will come down with you, with pleasure.
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Movie Connections:
Version of An Ideal Husband (1958) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Mot d'AmourSee more »

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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Classy Costumes With Fine Acting of Oscar Wilde, 24 October 1999
Author: guil fisher from New York City, NY

This is visually a beatiful costume film by Cecil Beaton. Add Oscar Wilde's brittle dialogue, put Paulette Goddard in the leading role as Mrs. Chesney with England's top drawer supporting cast (Michael Wilding, Diana Wynyard, Glynis Johns and Hugh Williams) and you have excellent drawing room comedy.

Goddard holds her own opposite such a luminous cast as this. Upon her entrance in Beaton's exquisite gown with feathers in her hat, she dominates the screen with her glamour. There is an elegance in Goddard that wasn't seen too much in previous roles. She has matured into a fine actress from her early days of romantic comedy and DeMille epics. Nice change.

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