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Director:
Writers:
Lajos Biró (screenplay)
Oscar Wilde (play)
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Release Date:
February 1948 (USA) See more »
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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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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)
 
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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Vivien Leigh was originally intended for the role of Laura Cheveley.See more »
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Beau BrummelSee more »

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4 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Uneven performance by Paulette Goddard in a central role..., 8 September 2007
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

AN IDEAL HUSBAND starts off with cinematic flourish as it introduces its main characters, but soon settles down to become the drawing room Victorian comedy intended. PAULETTE GODDARD as Lady Cheveley, has a central role as a scheming aristocrat who blackmails HUGH WILLIAMS over a past indiscretion involving a stock exchange swindle that started his career.

Lavishly costumed, photographed in gorgeous Technicolor, it's directed at a stately pace by Anthony Asquith, who never manages to raise it above the level of an average drawing room comedy/romance. Miss Goddard is the American addition to a very British cast and gives a very uneven performance as the woman who sets out to destroy Williams' career unless she gets her way. At thirty-six, she's beautifully gowned and photographed, but seems to lack the refined quality one expects in such a role.

The delightful cast includes DIANA WYNYARD (as Williams' wife), GLYNIS JOHNS and SIR C. AUBREY SMITH, but the Oscar Wilde-based script is not one of his wittiest.

The strongest performance in the film is given by HUGH WILLIAMS as the troubled husband who considers resigning from public life and the one with the most comic flair is SIR C. AUBREY SMITH.

Not one of Wilde's most diverting comedies.

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