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Ray Milland and Betty Field play a warring married couple who hope to patch up their differences by adopting a baby. When Milland's ex-flame Patricia Morrison shows up unexpectedly, the fur flies.
The title of Ms Rorick's book was, Mr & Mrs Cugat. Xavier Cugat thought this would negatively affect his career so he initiated legal proceedings against Columbia Pictures. Detrimental segments were deleted from the script, Cugie was paid $80,000 for the use of his name and the title was changed to, Are Husbands Necessary. See Cugie's autobiography, Rumba is My Life, p.187.
Mary Elizabeth Cugat: Yes, dear?
George Cugat: Would you mind telling me what on earth you're doing?
Mary Elizabeth Cugat: It's my own system; first, you see, I file them.
George Cugat: You file them?
Mary Elizabeth Cugat: Yes, dear, here
Mary Elizabeth Cugat: Here I put the utilities, you know, the gas, light and phone. And I pay them first. You told me, ...
[prologue] Mr. and Mrs. Cugat - George and Liz to you - live right around the corner in that two-storey house. Like you and your brother-in-law and the fellow next door, they own their home, their car and their piano - all in partnership with the finance company .
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