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School for Husbands (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 6 February 1939 (USA)
A couple of lonesome wives, Marion Carter (Diana Churchill) and Diana Cheswick (June Clyde) fall for philanderer Leonard Drummond (Sir Rex Harrison), and arrange to get their husbands, ... See full summary »

Director:

Andrew Marton

Writers:

Frederick J. Jackson (an adaptation from the play by) (as Frederick Jackson), Austin Melford (scenario) | 3 more credits »
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Rex Harrison ... Leonard Drummond
Diana Churchill ... Marion Carter
June Clyde ... Diana Cheswick
Henry Kendall ... Geoffrey Carter
Romney Brent ... Morgan Cheswick
Roxie Russell Roxie Russell ... Kate
Richard Goolden Richard Goolden ... Whittaker
Phil Thomas Phil Thomas ... Chauffeur
Judith Gick Judith Gick ... Joan
Joan Kemp-Welch Joan Kemp-Welch ... Maid
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A couple of lonesome wives, Marion Carter (Diana Churchill) and Diana Cheswick (June Clyde) fall for philanderer Leonard Drummond (Sir Rex Harrison), and arrange to get their husbands, Geoffrey Carter (Henry Kendall) and Morgan Cheswick (Romney Brent), off to Paris so they can be free for one night of fun and frolic. The husbands are all for this as they think it will cure their wives of being infatuated with this man-about-town. And they might run into some fun in Paris. Actually, the philanderer is the one who put the idea in their heads to go away so the coast will be clear for his marauding raid party, with no intentions of curing anybody of anything. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escuela para maridos See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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This movie was first shown on television on Sunday, January 21, 1940 on New York City's pioneer, and still experimental television station W2XBS. Post World War II televiewers got their first look at it on Saturday, December 18, 1948 on WATV (Channel 13). See more »

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Dubuque citizens and juvenile minds get slapped around.
22 December 2006 | by horn-5See all my reviews

A couple of lonesome and 1937-horny wives (Diana Churchill and June Clyde) fall for a philanderer (Rex Harrison), and arrange to get their husbands (Henry Kendall and Romney Brent) off to Paris so they can be free for one night of philandering phun and phrolic. The husbands are all for this as they think it will cure their wives of being infatuated with this man-about-town...and there is always the chance they may run into a couple of philandering phillies in ol' Paree.

Actually, the philanderer is the one who put the idea in their heads to go away so the coast will be clear for his marauding raid party, with no intentions of curing anybody of anything.

The Film Daily reviewer allowed that this film would shock the little old ladies of Dubuque (as in Iowa), but the chances were it would never show in Dubuque when the censors got through with it, for there would be little left to make much sense, for the risqué stuff comes not only in dialogue but in business.

(He didn't bother to explain just what he considered constituted "business" but he evidently thought that despite the rising population numbers in Dubuque at the time, the mothers and grandmothers of Dubuque didn't indulge in any business while raising those numbers.) And, then, he got real snitty tacky and wrote...this will probably go big in the arty houses, but it is not suitable for juvenile minds. That means it is out for most of our theaters which have a large percentage of juvenile minds. You have to be grown up mentally to ride with this one." (Note that he wrote "juvenile minds" and not juvenile attendance...and, possibly was rebuked in the Dubuque bus station at some point in his life while growing up mentally strong enough to be able to ride with "School For Husbands." ) Those Dubuque censors must have been really tough, because stiff-necked Joe Breen gave this his PCA approval. He might have looked away and missed the scenes when they were doing business, though.

They ate it up in Peoria, Paducah and Philly.


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