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Director:
Writer:
Arnold Manoff (story)
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Release Date:
12 November 1948 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Perry Ashwell is a self-satisfied child psychologist who takes his colleagues and wife somewhat for granted... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A humorous film about Life and Art . See more (4 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
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96 min
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Trivia:
First color film for veteran director Lewis Milestone.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: April serves Perry a full glass of orange juice for breakfast. Perry takes a drink leaving it half full. When Octavio drinks from, it is now three-quarters full.See more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
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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