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Everybody Does It (1949)

Leonard Borland loves his monied wife, but with his wrecking business looking shaky he treasures her all the more. So when she decides to try again to become an opera singer he indulges her... See full summary »

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Leonard Borland loves his monied wife, but with his wrecking business looking shaky he treasures her all the more. So when she decides to try again to become an opera singer he indulges her. While organising a concert for her he meets glamorous Cecil Carver. She in turn discovers Leonard has a splendid voice, and encourages him to use it for reasons very much her own. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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16 January 1950 (Sweden)  »

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An to ixere i gynaika mou  »

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 2, 1950 with Paul Douglas and Linda Darnell reprising their film roles. See more »

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Version of Wife, Husband and Friend (1939) See more »

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Fatima e Solimano (The Loves of Fatima)
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Written by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performed by Linda Darnell (dubbed by Helen Spann) and ensemble
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I wondered why I liked this movie so much and now I know........
8 April 2002 | by (Nashville, TN. USA) – See all my reviews

One of the all time sleeper... I cant tell you how super this little movie is. But it is a super LITTLE movie. What was called a B movie. What a laugh. The problem is its out of print and its not shown on TV any more... Paul Douglas is a man with a rich wife. He runs a wrecking company in NY and his wife wants to sing on stage. So he has to rent a hall and force all his friend to buy tickets. And she cant sang. At a party at the rich in-laws, he sings and breaks the mirror. Wonderful. But the wife is fit to be tied because she didn't know he has an opera quality voice. So she goes home first and gets a golf club out and stands on a chair in the dark to club him as he comes in. One of the ladies at the party is an opera singer and wants to get it own with him and talks him into taking lessons to refine his voice so she can take him on the road with her. But he is reluctant but does it lying to his wife about what city he is in and that he is looking for wrecking business. And then the big chance at the Met. He is a little sick and everyone gives him "their" best medicine to fix him up but it only cause him to become drunk.. and then he goes on stage..drunk..but it is what the wife needed to see, him in trouble in front of the world...The production is first rate as is the script and acting. Just a wonderful little movie. I have my TIVO set on Paul Douglas to see if I can catch this little movie and for the last 15 months no luck...but I will keep trying.


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