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Preston Sturges (original screenplay written by)
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Release Date:
10 December 1948 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Will somebody "get her" tonite?
Plot:
Set to music, a symphony conductor envisions multiple possible scenarios for dealing with his wife's infidelity. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rex Harrison ... Sir Alfred De Carter

Linda Darnell ... Daphne De Carter

Rudy Vallee ... August Henshler
Barbara Lawrence ... Barbara Henshler
Kurt Kreuger ... Tony Windborn

Lionel Stander ... Hugo Standoff
Edgar Kennedy ... Detective Sweeney
Al Bridge ... House Detective (as Alan Bridge)
Julius Tannen ... O'Brien
Torben Meyer ... Dr. Schultz
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pati Behrs ... Minor Role (uncredited)
George Beranger ... Maitre d' (uncredited)
Evelyn Beresford ... Madame Pompadour (uncredited)
Georgia Caine ... Dowager in Concert Box (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... Reporter (uncredited)
Bill Cartledge ... Page Boy (uncredited)

Ruth Clifford ... Saleslady (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Douglas Gerrard ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Robert Greig ... Jules - the Valet (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Restaurant Diner / Concert Attendee (uncredited)

Isabel Jewell ... First Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Laurette Luez ... Lannie - Hatcheck Girl (uncredited)
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Stage Doorman (uncredited)
Marion Marshall ... Maisie - Second Telephone Operator (uncredited)
George Matthews ... Musician (uncredited)
George Melford ... Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Onlooker at Murder Scene (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Stage Hand (uncredited)
Frank Moran ... Fire Chief (uncredited)
Dave Morris ... Musician (uncredited)
Manuel París ... Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgeway ... Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Franz Roehn ... Musician (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Tamara Schee ... Madame La Lotte (uncredited)
Harry Seymour ... Musician (uncredited)
Charles Tannen ... Airport Information Man (uncredited)
Max Wagner ... Stage Manager (uncredited)
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Directed by
Preston Sturges 
 
Writing credits
Preston Sturges (original screenplay written by)

Produced by
Preston Sturges .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Victor Milner (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Fritch (film editor)
Stuart Gilmore (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
Joseph C. Wright 
 
Set Decoration by
Paul S. Fox (set decorations)
Thomas Little (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Bonnie Cashin 
Oleg Cassini (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Frank Prehoda .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Henry Vilardo .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Marie Walter .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Gladys Witten .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Charles Hall .... production manager (uncredited)
Raymond A. Klune .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gaston Glass .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
Arthur von Kirbach .... sound (as Arthur L. Kirbach)
 
Special Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eddie Ledgerwood .... grip (uncredited)
F. Bud Mautino .... camera operator (uncredited)
Ray Nolan .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director (as Charles LeMaire)
Sam Benson .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Alfred Newman .... musical director
Gioachino Rossini .... music: from the selected works of (as Gioacchino Rossini)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky .... music: from the selected works of (as Peter Ilystch Tchaikowski)
Richard Wagner .... music: from the selected works of (as Richard Wagner)
Maurice De Packh .... music arranger (uncredited)
Cyril J. Mockridge .... music arranger (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell .... music arranger: Cyril J. Mockridge (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Stephen Brooks .... production assistant
Robin Sanders Clark .... conducting instructor: Rex Harrison
Stanley Scheuer .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
105 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:S | UK:PG | USA:Approved (certificate #12960)

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Trivia:
At one point the detective mentions "that Italian guy". He is referring to Arturo Toscanini, one of the world's most famous conductors, who at that time led the NBC Symphony Orchestra in weekly concerts on radio. Toscanini had previously conducted the La Scala Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): "Antigonish", a town in Nova Scotia, is mispronounced by an airline official at the beginning of the film.See more »
Quotes:
Alfred:I give you my solemn word, August: if I don't regain control of myself in a few minutes, concert or no concert, I'll take this candelabrum and beat that walnut you use for a head into a nutburger, I believe they're called!See more »
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Soundtrack:
Francesca da Rimini, Opus 32See more »

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18 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Sturges Hits the Bullseye With This Great Dark Comedy, 17 October 2003
Author: keithbrooks from Hollywood, CA

One of Director Preston Sturges' most enjoyable films, Unfaithfully Yours is a dark comedy which uses the skills of it's leading actors Rex Harrison and Linda Darnell, to perfection.

Harrison plays Sir Alfred De Carter, a famous symphony conductor who has recently wed the beautiful and much younger Daphne (Darnell). Upon returning from a successful concert tour, Sir Alfred is confronted by his brother-in-law August(Rudy Valle), whom he had charged to look after Daphne while he(Sir Alfred)was away. Merely wanting August to drop in on Daphne on occasion, Sir Alfred is shocked to find out that August instead, enlisted a private detective to shadow his wife around town. Outraged when presented with the detective's file, Sir Alfred refuses to even look at it. However, he is eventually confronted with the sleuth's findings, which to his chagrin, reveals that while he was away, Daphne made a very suspicious late night call to a man's room wearing only a negligee. He is further devastated to find out that the rogue in question is his own right-hand man, Tony (Kurt Kreuger), a handsome, dapper fellow more closer in age to Daphne. Believing the worst, Sir Alfred's pristine world is suddenly turned upside down, and he becomes a man consumed with jealousy and suspicion.

From here we watch Sir Alfred's gradual meltdown as the thought of his wife's infidelity haunts his every moment. Even the concert stage can't provide him any solace. While performing before a sold out audience, his mind is less on the music and more on how he will deal with the adulterous duo. With his baton wailing wildly, his mind plays out various fantasies; his first thoughts are of murder, concocting an elaborate scheme which will leave Daphne dead and Tony framed as the killer. In another scenario he sees himself as the forgiving saintly husband, allowing his young wife to leave with his blessing, even going so far as to write her a check to cover their anticipated needs. Finally, he envisions himself cast him as the crazed, pitiful victim, confronting Daphne and Tony and committing suicide before their guilty eyes. As the music ends Sir Alfred has settled on murder as his method of revenge. He abruptly ends his performance and proceeds to put his plan into effect. Hilariously, nothing seems to go quite as smoothly as it had in his vision.

Harrison is masterful as the prim and proper husband who becomes the green-eyed monster bent on revenge. Under Sturges direction, Harrison succeeds in conveying the frailty of the male ego, when faced with the possibility that the little lady may have found the grass a little greener in the neighbor's yard. Darnell as Daphne looks ravishing as the suspected spouse. She ably plays innocent enough to draw doubts about her husband's charges, yet sexy enough to make you believe that the accusations just might be true. A very entertaining movie, I would definitely recommend Unfaithfully Yours particularly for Rex Harrison fans, as this is one of his finest performances.

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