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An Innocent Affair (1948)

Vincent Doane is in the precarious position of trying to close an advertising account with his rich ex-fiancée. Unfortunately she is more interested in him than in business. Vincent's wife ... See full summary »

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Lloyd Bacon
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred MacMurray ... Vincent Doane
Madeleine Carroll ... Paula Doane
Charles 'Buddy' Rogers ... Claude Kimball
Rita Johnson ... Eve Lawrence
Louise Allbritton ... Margot Fraser
Alan Mowbray ... Ken St. Clair
Michael Romanoff ... Venetian Room Maitre di' (as Mike Romanoff)
Pierre Watkin ... T.D. Hendricks
William Tannen ... Gaylord
James Seay ... Lester Burnley
Matt McHugh Matt McHugh ... Ted Burke
Marie Blake ... Hilda - the Maid
Susan Miller ... Venetian Room Vocalist
Anne Nagel ... Gladys - Receptionist
Eddie Le Baron Eddie Le Baron ... Venetian Room Orchestra Leader
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Vincent Doane is in the precarious position of trying to close an advertising account with his rich ex-fiancée. Unfortunately she is more interested in him than in business. Vincent's wife Paula gets suspicious and finally decides to do some flirting of her own to make him jealous. Unknown to her, she chooses cigarette tychoon Claude Kimball. In fact, Kimball hits it off well with both of the Doanes. The question is whether or not their marriage can survive all the shenanigans. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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They're burning the Scandal at both ends...

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Pantoffelheld See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In Britain, the movie was billed as "Don't Trust Your Husband' See more »

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In the cab, Eve tells Paula the Burke Agency is on the second floor. But when we see the door to the firm, it's #307, which would indicate it's on the third floor. See more »

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These Things Are You
Written by Walter Kent and Kim Gannon
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DON'T TRUST YOUR HUSBAND (Lloyd Bacon, 1948) **1/2
12 December 2007 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

Frankly, I was surprised to learn that the two stars of this obscure but engaging comedy – Fred MacMurray and Madeleine Carroll – had starred in four previous films together (all of which are, for that matter, even less well-known than this one and, curiously enough, directed by the same – here it comes again – little known director!). In fact, this was not only Carroll's fifth and final teaming with MacMurray but also her penultimate film; that said, the two stars display a nice chemistry throughout.

The plot itself recalls to a certain degree the classic THE AWFUL TRUTH (1937), where a married couple starts divorce proceedings (and new affairs) but then decide they're best suited for each other at the end. MacMurray is an advertising executive (a lot of comedies from this era were set in this milieu) and Carroll his somewhat neglected wife – he says that his constant delays at work involve business meetings, but she suspects the presence of another woman (being the type of comedy it is, she turns out to be right…and, to make matters worse, the girl – played by Louise Albritton – concerned is none other than an ex-flame of MacMurray's!). In order to make her husband jealous, she hires an actor through an agency to flirt with her at a restaurant – but a waiter's mistake lands her in the arms of a Southern tobacco tycoon (Charles "Buddy" Rogers)!

Anyway, the comic situations that ensue (typically, these usually involve misunderstanding and embarrassment) make for a pleasant and unassuming hour and a half; highlights include Rogers explaining to MacMurray how he applied logic to arrive at the name "Kim Zezyzle" for his brand of cigarettes, and Alan Mowbray – posing as Albritton's husband during a dinner engagement for MacMurray's benefit – constantly interrupting the sensitive conversation (even after Carroll has joined the table) to boorishly ask, "When do we eat?"


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