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Her Husband's Affairs (1947)

Passed | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 12 November 1947 (USA)
A scientist invents a formula that removes old, thinning hair and replaces it with thick, new hair. Complications ensue.

Director:

S. Sylvan Simon

Writers:

Ben Hecht (original screenplay), Charles Lederer (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lucille Ball ... Margaret Weldon
Franchot Tone ... William Weldon
Edward Everett Horton ... J.B. Cruikshank
Mikhail Rasumny ... Prof. Emil Glinka
Gene Lockhart ... Peter Winterbottom
Nana Bryant ... Mrs. Winterbottom
Jonathan Hale ... Gov. Fox
Paul Stanton ... Dr. Frazee
Mabel Paige ... Mrs. Josper
Frank Mayo ... Vice President Starrett
Pierre Watkin ... Vice President Beitler
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Storyline

Ad man/genius William Weldon resents his wife Margaret's meddling in his business, even though her suggestions are often on target. The situation gets put to its toughest test when Weldon tries to market an eccentric inventor's embalming fluid, which turns out to be a hair remover. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@aol.com>

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IF YOU THINK YOUR HUSBAND IS NUTS...get a load of Bill Weldon! (original poster( See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fuld af skæg See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cornell Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30-minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 22, 1949 with Lucille Ball reprising her film role. See more »

Goofs

When Bill falls down the luggage chute on the ship, he pulls down a post and the rope to which it was attached. However in the shot from the perspective of looking down the chute, the rope (and presumably the post - out of the shot) are still in place. See more »

Quotes

William Weldon: You see, honey, there isn't a husband alive who can stand living with a wife who's right all the time.
Margaret Weldon: Not even when she's right?
William Weldon: No. It's bad enough if she's a back seat driver but when she leans over and grabs the wheel right out of your hands, that's more than any man can take.
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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
18th century French tune
Sung by participants at a convention
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Lucy a couple years prior to her show
19 March 2009 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Lucy had a bit part in Franchot Tone's "Moulin Rouge" ten years prior to this film, but this time she gets the female starring role up against Tone. Right from the beginning of "Her Husband's Affairs", we see that William Weldon (Tone) gets himself into jams, and wife Margaret (Lucy) has to get him out of them every time. William's boss JB, is the awesome Edward E. Horton, made up to look quite old and bald. (Viewers will recognize Horton's effeminate, whining, voice from Fractured Fairy Tales and all those Fred Astaire films.) Our story seems to be an early version of the TV show "Bewitched", where hubby is an advertising man, and relies on the wife's quick thinking to save him. When one of the products they are involved with causes a major crisis, they must figure out a solution quickly before the newspapers get there to take pictures. Lucy had been getting starring roles for a few years now, and she does just fine in this lightweight one. The second half of the picture takes place in a courtroom, and feels like an episode of I Love Lucy (Oh Fred!)...Gene Lockhart is here as Mr. Winterbottom. Also look for a 13 year old Dwayne Hickman (played in his own show "Dobie Gillis") in the laboratory scene. Directed by Sylvan Simon, who died at age 41, just a couple years after this project. No big surprises here, but we get a fun, early look at Lucy being Lucy just a couple years before her TV show.


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