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Too Many Husbands (1940) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Wesley Ruggles and produced by Wesley Ruggles.

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Too Many Husbands (1940)

By Beatrice on May 23, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Too Many Husbands Directed by Wesley Ruggles Written by Claude Binyon based on the play by W. Somerset Maugham 1940/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental This unsung screwball comedy started off so well … Bill Cardew (Fred MacMurray) and Henry Lowndes (Melvin Douglas... Read full article


Too Many Husbands (1940) (2)

By Angela on Aug 8, 2013 From Hollywood Revue

When Bill Cardew (Fred MacMurray) is lost at sea, he is presumed to be dead.? Bill’s wife Vicky (Jean Arthur) takes comfort in the arms of Bill’s friend and business partner Henry Lowndes (Melvyn Douglas) and they get married six months after Bill’s disappearance.? The only problem... Read full article


Too Many Husbands (1940) (1)

on Jun 21, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

Whether it’s a man and two women, or a woman and two men, the love triangle has been Hollywood’s bread and butter for decades.? 1940 was all about this, as evidenced by two highly similar movies that came out within months of each other – the Cary Grant starring My Favorite Wife, a... Read full article


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The play, "Too Many Husbands," opened in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA on 4 August 1919 and moved to Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 8 October 1919, closing in January 1920 after 102 performances. The opening night cast included Estelle Winwood as Vicky. It opened in London, England, UK on 30 August, 1919, with the title "Home and Beauty."
Released at about the same time as My Favorite Wife. "My Favorite Wife" deals with a husband, a wife, and a fiancé. This one deals with a wife with two husbands. Both did well at the box office.
Mary Treen (Emma), Garry Owen (Sign Painter) and Lee 'Lasses' White (Mailman) were listed as cast members for their roles in Hollywood Reporter pre-release news items and production charts, but they were not seen in the movie. A modern source also lists Walter Soderling (Customer), Ralph Peters (Cab Driver) and Jerry Fletcher as cast members, but they too were not seen. The one cab driver in the movie was played by Billy Wayne.
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