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Marriage a la Mode (1955)

The Constant Husband (original title)
Charles Hathaway wakes up in West Wales with no recollection of who he is or how he got there. With the help of a Cardiff specialist he traces his life back to his gorgeous wife and their ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »
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The Patient - Charles Hathaway
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The Professor
Sally Lahee ...
The Nurse
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Monica
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Lola
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Bridget
Ursula Howells ...
Ann
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Joanna
Roma Dunville ...
Elizabeth
Robert Coote ...
The Best Man
Raymond Huntley ...
The Boss
Noel Hood ...
Gladys
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Papa Sopranelli
Marie Burke ...
Moma Sopraneli
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Luigi Sopranelli
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Charles Hathaway wakes up in West Wales with no recollection of who he is or how he got there. With the help of a Cardiff specialist he traces his life back to his gorgeous wife and their large London house, so all seems well with the world. But more detective work starts to uncover an alarming chain of further stunning wives and a way of going on that the new Charles finds pretty unacceptable. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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21 April 1955 (UK)  »

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1.37 : 1
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First shown in the United States on NBC television, 6th November 1955, but with twenty minutes cut so that the film could be shown with commercials in a 90-minute time slot. This was the first time that a feature-length film premiered in the United States before reaching the theaters. It was also the first time a feature film was broadcast in color, but, since few viewers had color receivers at this time, most people saw it in black and white. See more »

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The Law: The Judge: Let me put the issue simply before you. The question really is whether you now say you now believe you were, when you committed these crimes, the man you were before you became the man you say you are now. Is that quite clear?
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The Constant Husband (1955)
23 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In 'The Constant Husband' a man loses his memory, and then recovers it to find that he has an unusually large number of women in his life. The success of a comedy like this hinges on the strength of the leading actor; Rex Harrison carries it off very well. The character he plays is comparatively wealthy and over-privileged, and it is not easy for this viewer to forget than life in the mid 1950s was considerably less comfortable for the vast majority of people in Britain. Among the glamorous and less-than-glamorous supporting actors are Kay Kendall, Margaret Leighton, Cecil Parker, George Cole and Michael Hordern. The script includes some sort of running joke about Wales which, being from Wales, I failed to understand.


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