A married couple's living arrangement has the town abuzz--he prefers to stay at home and do the housework, while she's out spending the day at her job.

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William Tyler
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Maggie Tyler
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Prof. Weston
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Judith Brenner
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Dr. Wallace
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After years of cooking and cleaning as a stay-at-home husband, William Tyler earns his PhD and is offered a college teaching position, allowing his breadwinning wife Maggie to quit her job as a high-level secretary at a swimwear company. Out of practice in the kitchen, Mrs. Tyler learns that a wife's domestic duties are harder than they seem. Written by Jimmy L.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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25 July 1956 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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[last lines]
Maggie Tyler: Darling, you sit down. I'll make you breakfast.
William Tyler: Oh, no. You've got to take care of yourself. *You* sit down.
Maggie Tyler: Oh - well - I've got to learn how to be a wife *sometime*.
William Tyler: You know, I think you're beginning to catch on.
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Revealing Comedy
17 January 2014 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Good entry as both entertainment and for a peek at gender roles, 1950's style. The comedy comes from reversing the norm—she works, he stays home. In those days women were expected to be housewives and mothers, while men earned the living. Seems like a bygone era when one paycheck would be enough to support an entire family, but that was mostly the case. Anyway, things don't look promising when there's another reversal and he starts work while she stays home. After all, as they discover, not all women are born housekeepers and cooks, despite the 50's norm.

Carey and Caulfield inject their husband and wife roles with plenty of energy, while the script and direction make the most out of the amusing set-ups. All in all, it's a revealing and high quality 30-minutes.


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