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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20 April 2007 | rhoda-1
Neither husband wanted her (originally)
The problem with this movie is that it keeps only the original premise of the play (Home and Beauty, 1918) by Somerset Maugham--that a man who has been presumed dead returns home to find his wife has remarried. In the play the comedy derived from the fact that neither husband wanted the wife and each kept trying to out-noble the other and step aside. (The wife is very pretty and charming, but each husband has been married to her long enough to discover that she is selfish and vain.) At the end of the play the wife married a third man, who did not know her well enough to know her true character. In a movie, however, one could hardly have a heroine whom both male leads disowned, so one is left only with the clumsy and repetitious jokes of one woman, two husbands, and which one will she pick.

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Release Date:

21 March 1940

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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