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Unfaithfully Yours (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 10 December 1948 (USA)
Set to music, a symphony conductor envisions multiple possible scenarios for dealing with his wife's infidelity.

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Sir Alfred De Carter suspects his wife of infidelity. While conducting a symphony orchestra, he imagines three different ways of dealing with the situation. When the concert ends, he tries acting out his fantasies, but things do not go as well in reality as they did in his imagination. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Will somebody "get her" tonite?


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Carole Landis, who was dating Harrison at the time, was originally to play Daphne. But personal problems between them caused her to be replaced by Linda Darnell. See more »

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"Antigonish", a town in Nova Scotia, is mispronounced by an airline official at the beginning of the film. See more »

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August Henshler: Too much temperament. Give me the simple viewpoint!
Barbara: You've got it, boy, you don't have to yearn for it.
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Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

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Francesca da Rimini, Opus 32
(1876) (uncredited)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Ilystch Tchaikowski)
Played during the opening credits, at the concert and often in the score
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The perfect comedy!
20 October 2003 | by (Milwaukee, WI) – See all my reviews

It is rare when a film is so funny that it will give me fits of belly laughter, and Unfaithfully Yours is one of them. Rex Harrison stars as an English aristocrat and eminent conductor who, despite being madly in love with his wife (played by Linda Darnell) realizes as a result of several misunderstandings that she may be cheating on him. While he is conducting a symphony concert he comes up with three different scenarios in his head of how to deal with her alleged duplicity. Actually carrying out these plans turns out to be an entirely different matter.

Preston Sturges is always an excellent writer and director, but his quick wit and double entendres are a revelation in this film. One almost has to watch it two or three times to get every comment uttered and facial expression portrayed by our protagonist (Harrison). His delivery is superb, sometimes almost funnier than the words he is saying. Darnell and the supporting cast provide excellent straight and slapstick moments. Dudley Moore starred in a remake of this film in the 80's which was also enjoyable, but having now seen this film, I highly recommend the original over the remake. It is an hour and a half of pure delight.

--Shelly


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