An Ideal Husband (1947)

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A prominent politician is preparing to expose a financial scandal. But then a woman who has invested heavily in the shady venture threatens to uncover a damaging secret in the politician's ... See full summary »



  • Glynis Johns and Michael Wilding in An Ideal Husband (1947)
  • Glynis Johns and C. Aubrey Smith in An Ideal Husband (1947)
  • Hugh Williams and Diana Wynyard in An Ideal Husband (1947)
  • C. Aubrey Smith and Michael Wilding in An Ideal Husband (1947)
  • Alexander Korda and Michael Wilding in An Ideal Husband (1947)
  • Paulette Goddard and Michael Anthony in An Ideal Husband (1947)

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Alexander Korda


Lajos Biró (screenplay), Oscar Wilde (play)

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10 September 2007 | ksf-2
| un-expected fun period piece
Written by Oscar Wilde, the credits roll, and it starts out as a droll period piece. Within a few minutes, we are at the fancy gathering with Mrs. Chevely (Paulette Goddard), as she cleverly spars with her old schoolmate who happens to be the hostess, and other guests. We quickly find out what games she is up to, and things pick up a bit. One annoying thing was Miss Mabel's (Glynis Johns) screeching, high pitched voice, but fortunately she doesn't spend much time on screen. Strong performances by Goddard and C. Aubrey Smith as Earl of Caversham, who always played the grand old uncle, the grandfather, the captain, etc. Personally, I liked Goddard's earlier stuff (The Women, Dictator, and a bunch she made with Bob Hope.) "Husband" would be Alexander Korda's last film as director, although he DID write and produce several more films. Michael Wilding, (one of Liz Taylor's many husbands...) plays Viscount Goring. This was remade in 1998 with Sadie Frost and Jonathan Firth. Starts slowly, gets better as it goes along. Technicolor.

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