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Three Husbands (1950)

Approved | | Comedy | 20 April 1951 (Sweden)
When a recently deceased playboy gets to heaven and is granted one wish--granted to all newcomers--he requests that he be able to see the reactions of three husbands, with whom he regularly... See full summary »

Director:

Irving Reis

Writers:

Vera Caspary (screenplay), Edward Eliscu (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Eve Arden ... Lucille McCabe
Ruth Warrick ... Jane Evans
Vanessa Brown ... Mary Whittaker
Howard Da Silva ... Dan McCabe
Shepperd Strudwick ... Arthur Evans
Robert Karnes ... Kenneth Whittaker
Emlyn Williams ... Maxwell Bard
Billie Burke ... Mrs. Jenny Bard Whittaker
Louise Erickson Louise Erickson ... Matilda Clegg
Jonathan Hale ... Edward Wurdeman, Attorney at Law
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Wurdeman
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Storyline

When a recently deceased playboy gets to heaven and is granted one wish--granted to all newcomers--he requests that he be able to see the reactions of three husbands, with whom he regularly played poker, to a letter he left each of them claiming to have had an affair with each's wife. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

20 April 1951 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Letter to Three Husbands See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gloria Productions Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When Arthur raises at the poker game, the front shot shows him with chips in his left hand and cards and a cigar in his right, while the next shot from behind shows the cards in his left hand and the chips and cigar in his right. See more »

Quotes

Maxwell Bard: Why don't you let me drive you home? I drive even worse than your husband.
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Soundtracks

Poor Chap
Music by Herschel Burke Gilbert
Lyrics by Edward Eliscu
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Sleeping with Three Wives
3 October 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

After suffering a fatal heart attack, confirmed bachelor Emlyn Williams (as Maxwell "Max" Bard) gives heavenly greeters his last wish - he would like to observe events on Earth for the next twenty-four hours. And, with good reason. Mr. Williams has left not only a will, but also letters to "Three Husbands" admitting affairs with each of their three wives. The three men are poker playing pals Shepperd Strudwick (as Arthur Evans), Robert Karnes (as Kenneth Whittaker), and Howard Da Silva (as Dan McCabe). Their respective wives are Ruth Warrick (as Jane), Vanessa Brown (as Mary), and Eve Arden (as Lucille).

Mr. Strudwick, who is having an affair with attractive Louise Erickson (as Matilda Clegg) nevertheless takes the news hard.

Mr. Da Silva thinks the letter is a dead man's a joke, until Ms. Arden hints otherwise. And, happily married Mr. Karnes becomes frantically jealous. The admissions of infidelity threaten all three marriages, as everyone wonders if Williams was writing the truth… This lighter, low-budget take on the hit "A Letter to Three Wives" (1949) is surprisingly adroit, for what it cost; though, obviously, it would have had a greater impact if done ten years earlier, or updated decades later. Williams leads a fine ensemble cast, with bartender Jerry Hausner, butler Benson Fong, and elevator man Frank Cady given memorable "bit" parts.

****** Three Husbands (3/8/51) Irving Reis ~ Emlyn Williams, Eve Arden, Shepperd Strudwick, Robert Karnes


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