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School for Husbands (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 6 February 1939 (USA)
A couple of lonesome wives, Marion Carter and Diana Cheswick fall for philanderer Leonard Drummon, and arrange to get their husbands, Geoffrey Carter and Morgan Cheswick, off to Paris so ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
... Leonard Drummond
... Marion Carter
... Diana Cheswick
... Geoffrey Carter
... Morgan Cheswick
Roxie Russell ... Kate
Richard Goolden ... Whittaker
Phil Thomas ... Chauffeur
Judith Gick ... Joan
Joan Kemp-Welch ... Maid
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A couple of lonesome wives, Marion Carter and Diana Cheswick fall for philanderer Leonard Drummon, and arrange to get their husbands, Geoffrey Carter and Morgan Cheswick, 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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Escuela para maridos  »

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Combined with 'Mademoiselle ma mere,' now re-titled 'The Virgin Bride,' this film was widely shown in the USA aimed at the exploitation trade, but, in reality, a big disappointment to voyeurs, because it's actually quite innocent. See more »

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Lesson of the Day: See Another Movie
6 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Diana Churchill is married to Henry Kendall and they're both a bit bored. June Clyde is married to Romney Brent and they're both a bit bored. In walks Rex Harrison who tells the husbands they need to pay more attention to their wives. The wives think a dalliance with fifth-billed Sexy Rexy is in order. Alas, I was bored.

At least part of the the problem was the poor copy I saw. Its audio track reduced the married couples to much the same sort of nasal drone that made it hard for me to understand what they were saying. However, the real problem with the film was that while it promises lascivious goings-on, except for scenes of the two leading ladies in their scanties, demonstrating how to roll their stockings, there aren't any. It teases the audience, but never delivers.

It's based on a stage play by Frederick Jackson and, except for about five minutes of its length is shot in the living room of Kendall-Churchill flat. The dialogue is neither particularly witty nor deep, although it is possible that the censors laid a heavy hand on the script. Nonetheless, we cannot judge a film by what it might have been under other circumstances, but by what is was when we saw it, and this one was not particularly good.


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