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Release Date:
12 November 1948 (USA) See more »
Perry Ashwell is a self-satisfied child psychologist who takes his colleagues and wife somewhat for granted... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A humorous film about Life and Art . See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order)

Dana Andrews ... Perry Ashwell

Lilli Palmer ... April Ashwell

Louis Jourdan ... Octavio Quaglini

Jane Wyatt ... Miss Darlington

Norman Lloyd ... Dr. Sturdivant
Bernard Gorcey ... Mr. Zitzfleisch

Roy Roberts ... Mr. Felton
Fay Baker ... Mrs. Felton
Sharon McManus ... Gloria Felton

Ann Doran ... Mrs. Faraday

Beau Bridges ... Bertram
Frank Kreig ... Cab Driver
Kay Williams ... Receptionist

Robert Hyatt ... Genius (as Bobby Hyatt)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eileen Coghlan ... Nurse (uncredited)
Frank Conlan ... Window Cleaner (uncredited)
Bert Davidson ... (uncredited)

Jean Fenwick ... (uncredited)

Inna Gest ... Mrs. Fleishgelt (uncredited)
Virginia Gumm ... Mother (uncredited)
Jerry Mullins ... Boy (uncredited)
Joy Rogers ... Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by
Lewis Milestone 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arnold Manoff  story and screenplay

Produced by
Lewis Milestone .... producer
Original Music by
Franz Waxman 
Cinematography by
George Barnes (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert Parrish 
Production Design by
Nicolai Remisoff 
Set Decoration by
Edward G. Boyle 
Makeup Department
Lillian Lashin .... hair stylist
Gustaf Norin .... makeup supervisor (as Gus Norin)
Production Management
Joe C. Gilpin .... executive production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nate Watt .... assistant director
Robert Aldrich .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Frank McWhorter .... sound engineer
Visual Effects by
Mario Castegnaro .... process department
Camera and Electrical Department
Carl Gibson .... grip (uncredited)
John F. Warren .... camera operator (uncredited)
Scotty Welbourne .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marion Herwood Keyes .... wardrobe designer (as Marion Herwood)
Music Department
Rudolph Polk .... musical director
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Kenneth Hopkins .... hat maker
Don Weis .... dialogue director
Crew verified as complete

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96 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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Feature film debut of 'Beau Bridges'.See more »
Continuity: The footstool's position varies between scenes. When Perry falls over the footstool the first time, he places it so that it is near the foot of April's bed. However when April falls over it, it has moved to the middle of the floor some distance away from the beds towards the bathroom. After falling over it a second time, Perry moves it away from the beds and away from the direction of the bathroom. However when he is carrying April out of the bathroom, the footstool is now back in the middle of the floor between the beds and the bathroom.See more »


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A humorous film about Life and Art ., 8 October 2006
Author: Rifab from New York, United States

"No Minor Vices" is a gem. It uses wit and humor to comment on the conflict between Life and Art. The plot centers on a confrontation between the quintessential MD, who fancies himself a psychologist, and the quintessential Artist, who fancies himself a philosopher. While every dullard believes he may criticize Art, no one would ever suggest criticizing the validity of scientific judgment. The supercilious Artist (played to perfection by Louis Jordan) decides to teach a lesson about Art to the know-it-all MD (effectively played by Dana Andrews), using as tools: Love and the MD's wife (charmingly played by Lilli Palmer). In a series of funny episodes, each teaches the other understanding and respect. The Artist's satiric drawings, used to comment on the MD/and the Scientific, are wonderful and all too true to LIFE and to the Humor in the human condition. Ars longa vita brevis, Hippocrates said. Bravo Lewis Milestone for bringing the truth of this home to us with so much fun.

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