Too Many Husbands (1940)

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Long-missing Bill Cardew returns to find his wife Vicky remarried...and in no hurry to settle for just one husband.



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  • Jean Arthur and Melvyn Douglas in Too Many Husbands (1940)
  • Melvyn Douglas in Too Many Husbands (1940)
  • Jean Arthur, Melvyn Douglas, Harry Davenport, and Fred MacMurray in Too Many Husbands (1940)
  • Wesley Ruggles in Too Many Husbands (1940)
  • Jean Arthur, Melvyn Douglas, Fred MacMurray, and Wesley Ruggles in Too Many Husbands (1940)

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17 January 2007 | richardrandbman
| surprisingly sprightly
When I first heard the premise;a spouse declared dead comes back home after months alone on an island , only to find his beloved wife has re-entered marital bliss with his best friend, I thought 'it'll be interesting to see if they come anywhere near the brilliance of "My Favorite Wife"' And I also presumed this had to be a rather blatant rip-off of the Cary Grant-Irene Dunne classic released ,incidentally, in the same year. Boy was I wrong! For starters this appears to have been released months earlier and the screenplay,comic timing,and acting are easily in the same league as the best of the so-called 'screwball comedies'. When Jean Arthur is "on" there is no actress who can beat her and she looks about as good in this rarely shown film as she ever has . Fred MacMurry and Melvyn Douglas hold up their end, but the surprise, for me, was good old Harry Davenport who gets many lines , many chances to display bravado mugging and line readings, and never fails. This is a Jean Arthur film that needs immediate release on the DVD market!!

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