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The Magnificent Rogue (1946)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 15 February 1947 (USA)
A attractive young wife steps in and manages her husband's advertising business when he is called to war. In order to win an important new contract, the wife allows the handsome potential ... See full summary »

Director:

Albert S. Rogell

Writers:

Dane Lussier (screenplay), Sherman L. Lowe (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lynne Roberts ... Pat Brown Morgan
Warren Douglas ... Steve Morgan
Gerald Mohr ... Mark Townley
Stephanie Bachelor ... Vera Lane
Adele Mara ... Sugar Lee
Grady Sutton ... George Sheffield
Donia Bussey Donia Bussey ... Mrs. Sheffield
Ruth Lee Ruth Lee ... Lita Andrews
Charles Coleman ... Jefferson O'Neal
Dorothy Christy ... Clerk
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A attractive young wife steps in and manages her husband's advertising business when he is called to war. In order to win an important new contract, the wife allows the handsome potential client to think she is still single. Things get complicated when the client is stranded at the family home on a stormy night. Written by Kelly Brown

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HE'S GOTTHE RIGHT IDEA...BUT THE WRONG BABE! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Palace Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - April 16, 1947 - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Enjoyable even if the plot sometimes didn't make much sense.
6 August 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is an interesting time capsule into the 1940s and post-war America. The film is about a wife whose husband is off fighting in the war. At the same time, she takes over his advertising business and is VERY successful...so successful that when he returns, she has no intention of quitting to become the happy housewife. And, she is bent on getting a new client--one who was a reputation as a lady's man! Will the wife knuckle under and maintain the stereotype of American womanhood popular at the time and quit her job or will she strike a blow for women's rights and equality? While this film features mostly unknown actors and Republic Pictures had a scant budget, the dialog is quite nice. As for the plot, it's enjoyable but suffers from one big plot hole--why didn't the husband just tell the lecherous new client that the lady is his wife?! This seemed logical and should have ended his worries that his wife would get too friendly with her latest client. Instead, you feel sorry for the client (Gerald Mohr) as he pursues who he thinks is a beautiful SINGLE lady.

The bottom line is that "The Magnificent Rogue" is an enjoyable film--though the plot really doesn't make much sense. Provided you don't mind this and can suspend your sense of disbelief, you'll have a nice time watching this slight comedy.

By the way, this film allows the viewer to briefly see and make fun of Grady Sutton's hairpiece. I didn't realize that he was that bald at this time--and apparently he wasn't too self-conscious about it. Good for Grady!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1947 (USA) See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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