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Married Bachelor (1941)

Passed | | Comedy | 29 December 1941 (UK)
A man's marriage suffers when he pretends to be a bachelor while promoting "his" best-selling book about married life (actually written by an eccentric professor) in order to pay off a debt to a gangster.

Directors:

Edward Buzzell, Norman Taurog (uncredited)

Writers:

Dore Schary (screen play), Manuel Seff (original story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Young ... Randolph Haven
Ruth Hussey ... Norma Haven
Felix Bressart ... Professor Ladislaus Milic
Lee Bowman ... Eric Santley
Sheldon Leonard ... Johnny Branigan
Sam Levene ... Cookie Farrar
Murray Alper ... Sleeper
Roy Gordon Roy Gordon ... Hudkins
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Yule ... Waiter (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Randolph Haven (Robert Young), an irresponsible sort, and his wife Norma (Ruth Hussey), have been married for seven years and still very much in love, although Norma is dissatisfied with their hand-to-mouth life style and gets a job as a saleslady. Randolph, seeking an easier pursuit, goes into partnership with a bookie and, in order to cover a bet, sells a manuscript on "The Psychology of Marriage", a situation that is fraught with problems, not the least being in that he didn't write the book, and that he also has to pose as a bachelor. He begins to believe in his fake personality to the extent he insists on living in a penthouse. Then the publisher falls in love with Norma, not knowing she is married to Randolph, the bachelor expert on marriage. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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SHE - wanted to settle down and leave her hotel by the front door, instead of sneaking down a fire escape! (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1941 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ele Sem Ela See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film was initially telecast in Los Angeles Tuesday 26 November 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Wednesday 29 January 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6). In New York City it first aired 25 February 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2), followed by San Francisco 19 May 1960 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

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not bad
11 June 2001 | by ajdagreatSee all my reviews

This doesn't have very many big-name stars. Not too many people have heard of this movie. In fact, when I'm writing this comment, it doesn't even have the 5 votes yet.

But this is a pretty good movie. Don't expect anything spectacular, but it has some good laughs. The two stars have good chemistry. The plot is well-written but somewhat predictable. Not the best movie, but not a complete waste of time.


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