Too Many Husbands

Too Many Husbands

Director: Wesley Ruggles Cast: Jean Arthur, Fred MacMurray, Melvyn Douglas


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The W. Somerset Maugham play Home and Beauty was successful Americanized as Too Many Husbands (British title: My Two Husbands). Led to believe that her husband Fred MacMurray has drowned in a shipwreck, socialite Jean Arthur marries Melvyn Douglas. In time-honored Enoch Arden fashion, MacMurray turns up alive. The rest of the film finds Jean's two husbands figuratively duking it out for her affections. For a Production Code-era film, Too Many Husbands is remarkably risque, with a delicious open-ended denouement. And besides, we get to see the matchless Jean Arthur do the rhumba! In 1955, Columbia trotted out this property once more, and the result was the musical comedy Three For The Show, starring Jack Lemmon and Marge & Gower Champion.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/02/2013
UPC: 0043396424623
Original Release: 1940
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures Home
Presentation: [B&W]
Sales rank: 34,875

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean Arthur Vicky Lowndes
Fred MacMurray Bill Cardew
Melvyn Douglas Henry Lowndes
Harry Davenport George
Dorothy Peterson Gertrude Houlihan
Melville Cooper Peter, the Butler
Edgar Buchanan McDermott
Tom Dugan Sullivan
Walter Soderling Customer
Jacques Vanaire Head Waiter
Mary Treen Emma
Lee "Lasses" White Mailman
Dave Willock Elevator Operator
Jerry Fletcher Man
William Brisbane Lawyer
Ralph Peters Cab Driver
Sam McDaniel Porter
Garry Owen Sign Painter

Technical Credits
Wesley Ruggles Director,Producer
Lionel Banks Art Director
Claude Binyon Screenwriter
Frederick Hollander Score Composer
Irene Costumes/Costume Designer
William Lyon Editor
Otto Meyer Editor
Morris W. Stoloff Musical Direction/Supervision
Joseph Walker Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Too Many Husbands
1. Chapter 1 [8:57]
2. Chapter 2 [10:43]
3. Chapter 3 [10:26]
4. Chapter 4 [8:25]
5. Chapter 5 [15:44]
6. Chapter 6 [13:10]
7. Chapter 7 [13:54]

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