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Release Date:
11 July 1952 (Finland) See more »
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Plot:
The nearly-final divorce of the Halsworths suddenly gets complicated when Miriam's old flame comes to town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Claudette Colbert ... Miriam Halsworth
Macdonald Carey ... Hugh Halsworth
Zachary Scott ... Victor Macfarland

Barbara Bates ... Barbara Denham

Robert Wagner ... Jerry Denham

Marilyn Monroe ... Joyce Mannering

Frank Cady ... Ferguson
Harry Harvey ... Postman (as Harry Harvey Sr.)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Betty Jane Bowen ... Secretary (uncredited)
Harry Denny ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Abe Dinovitch ... Laborer (uncredited)
Joan Fisher ... Baby Annabella (uncredited)

Kathleen Freeman ... Reporter (uncredited)
Paul Gerrits ... Milkman (uncredited)
Jim Hayward ... Pete the Gardener (uncredited)
James Magill ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jack Mather ... Policeman (uncredited)
Renny McEvoy ... Reporter (uncredited)
Roger Moore ... Reporter (uncredited)
Vici Raaf ... Peggy - Hugh's Secretary (uncredited)
Michael Ross ... Policeman (uncredited)
Ralph Sanford ... Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
Carol Savage ... Miss Jessup (uncredited)
Frank Sully ... Laborer (uncredited)
Beverly Thompson ... Reporter (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ... Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Sale 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mortimer Braus  story
I.A.L. Diamond 
F. Hugh Herbert 

Produced by
Robert Bassler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Cyril J. Mockridge  (as Cyril Mockridge)
 
Cinematography by
Lucien Ballard 
 
Film Editing by
Robert Fritch 
 
Art Direction by
Albert Hogsett 
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
 
Set Decoration by
Paul S. Fox 
Thomas Little 
 
Costume Design by
Charles Le Maire 
Renié 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eli Dunn .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
E. Clayton Ward .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
 
Music Department
Bernard Mayers .... orchestrator
Lionel Newman .... musical director
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (as Edward Powell)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
77 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Goofs:
Continuity: Early in, where Wagner is talking to Bates in bed, just as she sits up her bedclothes in the 'side shots' cover her bosom area, but are down near her waist in the 'front on' shots, and then again. Covered, not, covered, not, covered. A minor 'error', but noticeable.See more »
Quotes:
Jerry Denham:Miriam might like to grab the number-one bachelor in the country.
Hugh Halsworth:I can assure you, my boy, Miriam will cheerfully spit in his eye.
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Soundtrack:
Because of YouSee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Whoa - not that bad!, 25 October 2012
Author: selffamily from New Zealand

I bought this DVD at cut price and only recently watched it. Had no ideas about it - Marilyn was on the front of the case but as has been mentioned before, that was dishonest marketing as she is a minor supporting actor. The main stars, Claudette Colbert in particular, shine and it's a lot of fun. Yes, the story is silly - it's a 1950s comedy - and the acting would not win Oscars, but it's a 77 minute smile that turns into a giggle now and again. The clothes are divine and the story swims along merrily, with a highly likely ending. Pity about Macdonald Carey, he was like an American Carey Grant, and could have done well in movies, but seems to have concentrated his career on TV.

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