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Director:
Writer:
Preston Sturges (original screenplay written by)
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Release Date:
10 December 1948 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 »
User Reviews:
Remarkably well made but as deeply felt as a drawer of silverware See more (39 total) »

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)

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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the rehearsal scene. A cigarette pack disappears from the podium as Harrison conducts.See more »
Quotes:
Alfred:There's nothing wrong with me that a couple of magnums of Champagne won't cure!See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
William Tell OvertureSee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Remarkably well made but as deeply felt as a drawer of silverware, 18 April 2010
Author: secondtake from United States

Unfaithfully Yours (1948)

I've never quite loved Preston Sturges as a director or Rex Harrison as an actor, so having the two of them together here didn't bode well, and I thought I'd announce my bias. And sure enough, on this second viewing I was reminded of a kind of crisp calculation that both of them have. Sturges makes amazing movies, no question, and the best of them (Palm Beach Story is my favorite) are hilarious classics. To see this one for what it offers you might first see a classic Sturges screwball from 1941 or 1942. But even those are clinical at heart (if they have a heart), so it's a little like sipping a very dry, clean martini and getting drunk. Alone. No olives. Wit and sophistication do better in the hands of Cole Porter, somehow, but see for yourself.

Harrison the actor overcomes his harsh demeanor in a movie like My Fair Lady because the music and the style there give him some kind of liberty, but here he is supposed to be sympathetic in his demented cruelty, and I only wish him failure. He is, to be sure, plotting the death of his wife. Three times. And then the fourth, beyond the symphony podium, with its madcap bedlam. It's funny in that zany way you have to laugh at. And you will laugh.

I love classical music and like the structure of the film, but as usual with Sturges, this structure makes the whole process detached and too too clever. Sturges himself wrote the screenplay for this idea way back in 1932, and if it had been shot then, before the Hays code, before the real rise of screwball, we would have had a very different movie. But what we have here is admirable and interesting, for sure, if not the zinger it could have been with a different tilt.

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