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An Innocent Affair (1948)

Approved | | Comedy | 15 October 1948 (USA)
Vincent Doane is in the precarious position of trying to close an advertising account with his rich ex-fiancée. Unfortunately she is more interested in him than in business. Vincent's wife ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred MacMurray ... Vincent Doane
Madeleine Carroll ... Paula Doane
Charles 'Buddy' Rogers ... Claude Kimball
Rita Johnson ... Eve Lawrence
Louise Allbritton ... Margot Fraser
Alan Mowbray ... Ken St. Clair
Michael Romanoff ... Venetian Room Maitre di' (as Mike Romanoff)
Pierre Watkin ... T.D. Hendricks
William Tannen ... Gaylord
James Seay ... Lester Burnley
Matt McHugh Matt McHugh ... Ted Burke
Marie Blake ... Hilda - the Maid
Susan Miller ... Venetian Room Vocalist
Anne Nagel ... Gladys - Receptionist
Eddie Le Baron Eddie Le Baron ... Venetian Room Orchestra Leader
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Storyline

Vincent Doane is in the precarious position of trying to close an advertising account with his rich ex-fiancée. Unfortunately she is more interested in him than in business. Vincent's wife Paula gets suspicious and finally decides to do some flirting of her own to make him jealous. Unknown to her, she chooses cigarette tychoon Claude Kimball. In fact, Kimball hits it off well with both of the Doanes. The question is whether or not their marriage can survive all the shenanigans. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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They're burning the Scandal at both ends...

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1948 (USA) See more »

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Under Suspicion See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In Britain, the movie was billed as "Don't Trust Your Husband' See more »

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In the cab, Eve tells Paula the Burke Agency is on the second floor. But when we see the door to the firm, it's #307, which would indicate it's on the third floor. See more »

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Innocent Affair
Written by Walter Kent and Kim Gannon
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Beware the suspicious wife
22 February 2011 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

Vincent (Fred MacMurray) and Paula (Madeleine Carroll) are celebrating 5 years of marriage. Unfortunately, Vincent never seems to be around as he has to spend all his time with a client in order to gain a contract. Paula suspects that he is seeing another woman and so hires an escort to make her husband jealous. Things don't go to plan and the film follows a series of misunderstandings before everyone is re-united for a game of happy families.

The story starts well and there are genuine funny moments, eg, Vincent watching the cost of the bill as Claude (Charles Rogers) just keeps piling on the orders of champagne and expensive food. The films ticks by and is generally OK.

The cast do well. Fred MacMurray is funny as he registers deliberate disinterest in his wife's behaviour, Charles Rogers plays a slightly simple millionaire, and Alan Mowbray is funny as a hired escort who only has his eyes set on eating a meal. The story gets to where we expect it to but it slows down in pace after an amusing start.


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