Unfaithfully Yours (1948)
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Preston Sturges' Unfaithfully Yours is a typically witty and wild screwball comedy starring Rex Harrison as a symphony conductor named Alfred de Carter who is convinced his wife (Linda Darnell) is having an affair. During one of his concerts, Alfred begins planning three different ways of solving the problem -- including murder -- setting each to a different classical piece. Sturges' script and direction are lively and the actors are perfectly cast, capable of wringing all the humor, both
Dec 10, 1948 Wide
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Sir Alfred De Carter
Daphne De Carter
John Farrell MacDonald
Elderly Man in Audience
George Andre Beranger
No director ever matched Preston Sturges's way of blending low slapstick and literate dialogue comedy.
It is too bad that Preston Sturges is not compelled by law to turn out at least one movie -- maybe two -- a year. For nobody makes films as he does.
Not much liked at the time, but a small masterpiece just the same in its skilful blending of moods, genuinely moving and quite beautifully played by Harrison and Darnell.
What makes Unfaithfully Yours work to the degree it does is its fine acting, particularly from Harrison.
This is a comedy in which the high point is the main character slashing his wife to death with a straight razor.
It's a brilliantly accomplished work offering a mixture of bitter comedy and outright despair.
Not vintage Preston Sturges, but the finale is a scream.
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