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Release Date:
6 June 1946 (USA) See more »
The Schillings and the Lanes think their spouses have been killed in the war, and marry each other's mate. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Gus Schilling ... Gus Schilling
Richard Lane ... Dick Lane
Terry Howard ... Georgette Schilling Lane
Barbara Slater ... Dora Lane Schilling
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Kascier ... 1st Bellhop (uncredited)
Judy Malcolm ... Aggressive Woman (uncredited)
Al Rosen ... Officer (uncredited)
Emil Sitka ... 2nd Bellhop (uncredited)

John Tyrrell ... Bartender (uncredited)

Jean Willes ... Cuckoo Narrator (uncredited)

Directed by
Jules White 
Writing credits
Felix Adler (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Jules White .... producer
Cinematography by
George Meehan 
Film Editing by
Edwin H. Bryant  (as Edwin Bryant)
Art Direction by
Charles Clague 

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17 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Followed by He's in Again (1949)See more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Only Fitfully Funny, But See It for Jean Willes, 25 August 2009
Author: evanston_dad from United States

This comedy short is a special feature on the DVD release of "If You Could Only Cook" (1935) and "Too Many Husbands" (1940), two minor comedies starring Jean Arthur.

It's included here no doubt because its plot so closely resembles that of "Too Many Husbands": two men receive notification that their wives were killed in service; the wives receive the same notifications about their husbands. The "surviving" spouses then marry each other, and comedy hijinks ensue when the two couples end up in the same hotel on their honeymoons.

The comedy in this film is of the mugging at the camera, slapstick variety, and not much of it is funny (let's just say some sight gags revolving around a fold-down bed are milked for about all they're worth and then some), but the film does have one thing to recommend it: a hilarious performance from Jean Willes as a short little blonde, who does some terrific physical comedy after her character gets schookered on whiskey.

There's also a kind of funny running gag that involves a strange woman walking across the screen every so often, saying "How dare you remind me of someone I hate?" and smacking Gus Schilling in the face.

The short is introduced and wrapped up by an actress dressed as a bird sitting in a cuckoo clock. The image is actually rather disturbing -- I couldn't stop thinking about Rene Auberjonois in "Brewster McCloud."

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