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Are Husbands Necessary? (1942)

Approved | | Comedy | 15 June 1942 (USA)
Ray Milland and Betty Field play a warring married couple who hope to patch up their differences by adopting a baby. When Milland's ex-flame Patricia Morrison shows up unexpectedly, the fur flies.

Director:

Norman Taurog

Writers:

Frank Davis (screenplay), Isabel Scott Rorick (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Milland ... George Cugat
Betty Field ... Mary Elizabeth Cugat
Patricia Morison ... Myra Ponsonby
Eugene Pallette ... Bunker
Charles Dingle ... Duncan Atterbury
Leif Erickson ... Bill Stone
Elisabeth Risdon ... Mrs. Westwood
Richard Haydn ... Chuck
Kathleen Lockhart ... Laura Atterbury
Phillip Terry ... Cory Cortwright
Cecil Kellaway ... Dr. Buell
Anne Revere ... Anna
Charles Lane ... Mr. Brooks
Charlotte Wynters ... Mrs. Finley
Clinton Rosemond Clinton Rosemond ... Enos
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Ray Milland and Betty Field play a warring married couple who hope to patch up their differences by adopting a baby. When Milland's ex-flame Patricia Morrison shows up unexpectedly, the fur flies.

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Plot Keywords:

land yacht | based on novel | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. It was first telecast in Philadelphia Wednesday 7 January 1959 on WCAU (Channel 10) followed by New York City 28 January 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2); it first aired in Omaha 2 June 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), in Phoenix 14 July 1959 on KVAR (Channel 12), in Detroit 29 October on WJBK (Channel 2), in Grand Rapids 18 November 1959 on WOOD (Channel 8), and in Toledo 19 January 1960 on WTOL (Channel 11). See more »

Quotes

Mary Elizabeth Cugat: Oh, George. Sometimes I think you're my biggest whiffle come true.
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Crazy Credits

[prologue] Mr. and Mrs. Cugat - George and Liz to you - live right around the corner in that two-storey house. Like you and your brother-in-law and the fellow next door, they own their home, their car and their piano - all in partnership with the finance company . See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Who's Your Little Whoziz?
(uncredited)
Written by Walter Hirsch, Ben Bernie and Al Goering
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I want this husband
3 April 2018 | by HarlequeenStudioSee all my reviews

The knight in the shiny armor scenes are the greatest! I couldn't stop laughing. What a great piece of comedy. Fantastic!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. and Mrs. Cugat See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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