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An Innocent Affair (1948)

Approved | | Comedy | 15 October 1948 (USA)
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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Cast

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:

Under Suspicion 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 »

Goofs

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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Weak Overacted Comedy
7 January 2017 | by MlleWackjobSee all my reviews

This weak B-comedy is burdened with a talky script and overwrought acting. Fred MacMurray and Madeleine Carroll scream and snap at each other. Charles "Buddy" Rogers has a subsidiary role and does what he can with it. During one scene MacMurray pretends to be fast asleep, even when his wife screams "YIPPEEE!" in his ear. She then drops her large hat on his head. He keeps snoring loudly. Hilarious. Fred spends until 6 AM with his ex-fiancée who is now a prospective client for his advertising agency. All innocent fun, of course. These are the kind of contrivances I cannot endure in screwball comedies. 2 AM is believable; but to be out all night and lie to his wife stretches credulity. This is one of those scripts that would all fall apart if one person tells the other person the truth.

Louise Allbritton and Rita Johnson do what they can with thankless parts. This would-be screwball comedy is lacking in laughs.

In addition, the score is hokey, especially when there is no dialogue.


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