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Unfaithfully Yours (1948)

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Sir Alfred De Carter suspects his wife of infidelity. While conducting a symphony orchestra, he imagines three different ways of dealing with the situation. When the concert ends, he tries ... See full summary »

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Preston Sturges

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rex Harrison ... Sir Alfred De Carter
Linda Darnell ... Daphne De Carter
Rudy Vallee ... August Henshler
Barbara Lawrence ... Barbara Henshler
Kurt Kreuger ... Tony Windborn
Lionel Stander ... Hugo Standoff
Edgar Kennedy ... Detective Sweeney
Al Bridge ... House Detective (as Alan Bridge)
Julius Tannen ... O'Brien
Torben Meyer ... Dr. Schultz
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Storyline

Sir Alfred De Carter suspects his wife of infidelity. While conducting a symphony orchestra, he imagines three different ways of dealing with the situation. When the concert ends, he tries acting out his fantasies, but things do not go as well in reality as they did in his imagination. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Will somebody "get her" tonite? See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Symphony Story See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The orchestral conductor, Sir Alfred de Carter, is based loosely on the real life British conductor Sir Thomas Beecham. Beecham was the son of pharmacist Sir Joseph Beecham, the inventor of the laxative Beecham's Pills. Accordingly Harrison's character, Sir Alfred de Carter, is said to be named after Carter's Little Liver Pills, the American equivalent. See more »

Goofs

The "recording machine" Rex Harrison was trying to use in his fantasy was not a recording machine at all but a Garrard RC-100 flip-over 1938 record changer. See more »

Quotes

Barbara: You see, some men just naturally make you think of Brut champagne. With others you think of prune juice.
August Henshler: Oh, ho!
Barbara: You have nothing to laugh at!
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Soundtracks

Semiramide Overture
(1823) (uncredited)
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Played at the concert and often in the score
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Witty,sparkling dialogue that no longer exists in film
18 February 2003 | by charlieshoemakeSee all my reviews

Noted film critic Leonard Maltin comments "oozing with sophistication" and he's absolutely right.It's a brilliant film for grown-ups (or, at least, grown ups of the 40's).It would probably frighten or confuse todays audiences because the dialogue is so rich it would send them running to the dictionary every other minute.The casting is perfect with many of Sturges' favorite supporting players delivering beautifully.If you're over 50 (and/or have a college degree) you'll love this film.If you're into rock and roll and four letter words this film would be your worst nightmare.


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