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I Love My Husband, But! (1946)

A wife explains the habits her husband has that drive her crazy.


(as David Barclay)


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Complete credited cast:
Pete Smith ...
Himself - Narrator (voice) (as a Smith named Pete)
The Husband


The narrator states that even when a wife loves her husband, and even when he seems like the perfect husband on the surface, the wife often has to put up with some very annoying habits. Some of these common irritants are acted out by a husband and wife as the narrator provides a comic play by play. These annoying habits of husbands include using the guest towels in the bathroom, making a huge mess in the bathroom, failing to wake up when the alarm sounds, losing things and asking the wife to find them, not noticing the wife's new hat yet immediately admiring it when her attractive blonde friend tries it on, complaining about his wife's card playing abilities, and being unable to perform the simplest home repairs without causing more damage. Written by TimeNTide

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Comedy | Short





Release Date:

7 December 1946 (USA)  »

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(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Included as an extra on the Warner Brothers DVD of Without Reservations (1946). See more »

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Putting splinters in the seat of romance...
1 June 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Painfully hilarious Pete Smith Specialty has DAVE O'BRIEN as the man of the house driving his wife insane with his totally inept attempt to fix things.

She's a dreamy-eyed lass until he leaves for work and she discovers a mess in the bedroom and the kitchen, along with a note reminding her to get his shoes cleaned "because I'm so particular." Thoughtful hubby doesn't want to awake her in the morning so he tiptoes around until he can't keep the door behind him shut. He slams it with all his might and naturally she's given a rude awakening.

Other skits are devoted to "The Constant Loser" who can't find anything without her help, "The New Hat" in which he fails to compliment her on a new hat but it's the first thing he notices about his next-door neighbor, and "Breakfast Grouch" in which she becomes so irritated that she pushes a grapefruit into his face.

My favorite is the handyman segment, where he tries to put a nail in the wall for drapes and makes a mess of the kitchen area.

Final skit has her making the wrong play during a card game, which drives him over the top--but once again, she has the last laugh.

Funny stuff, extremely well acted and written by Dave O'Brien himself.

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