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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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  (in credits order)

Dana Andrews ... Perry Ashwell

Lilli Palmer ... April Ashwell

Louis Jourdan ... Octavio Quaglini

Jane Wyatt ... Miss Darlington

Norman Lloyd ... Dr. Sturdivant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fay Baker ... Mrs. Felton (uncredited)

Beau Bridges ... Bertram (uncredited)
Eileen Coghlan ... Nurse (uncredited)
Frank Conlan ... Window Cleaner (uncredited)
Bert Davidson ... (uncredited)

Ann Doran ... Mrs. Faraday (uncredited)

Jean Fenwick ... (uncredited)

Inna Gest ... Mrs. Fleishgelt (uncredited)

Bernard Gorcey ... Mr. Zitzfleisch (uncredited)
Virginia Gumm ... Mother (uncredited)

Robert Hyatt ... Genius (uncredited)
Frank Kreig ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Sharon McManus ... Gloria Felton (uncredited)
Jerry Mullins ... Boy (uncredited)

Roy Roberts ... Mr. Felton (uncredited)
Joy Rogers ... Nurse (uncredited)
Kay Williams ... Receptionist (uncredited)

Directed by
Lewis Milestone 
Writing credits
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 Marian Herwood)
Music Department
Rudolph Polk .... musical director
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Kenneth Hopkins .... hats (as Keneth Hopkins)
Don Weis .... dialogue director
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"LEWIS MILESTONE'S No Minor Vices" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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96 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Finland:S | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Passed (Classified and Passed by) (as The National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #13210)

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Opening credits: The events and characters depicted in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead is purely coincidental.See more »
Continuity: April serves Perry a full glass of orange juice for breakfast who takes a drink leaving it half full. When Octavio drinks from the glass, it is now three-quarters full.See more »
Dr. Sturdivant:A man should know his worth, but also his limitations. The moon is sometimes brilliant but it always reflects the sun.See more »


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A strange interlude, 21 May 2015
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

A whole lot like Preston Sturges's Unfaithfully Your's with a technique originated in Eugene O'Neill's Strange Interlude, No Minor Vices is the story of the marital crisis of Dana Andrews and Lilli Palmer brought on by the disturbing presence of artist Louis Jourdan. Of course it doesn't come near being as good as either of the other two works.

The biggest problem that No Minor Vices has is the casting of Dana Andrews in the lead. I don't think that it's an accident that Dana Andrews never did another comic lead again in his film career. The man was just not blessed with the light touch of comedy in his player's persona. The film needed someone like Fred MacMurray or Ray Milland in the part of the jealous husband.

Andrews is a rather smug and self satisfied child psychologist who dispenses advise on everybody's problems asked or not. He thinks that married life is just perfect with a wife who does his bidding at his whim. That is until another guy who is rather full of himself, artist Louis Jourdan enters his life. Jourdan has nothing but time on his hands as his bills are paid by his mother. Charm can come easy when you don't have to worry about bills.

The film could also have used an Ernest Lubitsch or a Mitchell Leisen as well. Lewis Milestone who peaked early in his career with his Oscar for All Quiet On The Western Front is also not a director for classic comedy. Even Billy Wilder would have gotten so much more out of this film.

Not in the best work of Dana Andrews though Louis Jourdan has a few moments I suspect interpolated in the film on his own.

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