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Super Reviewer
January 30, 2012
Preposterous nonsense would be idiotic if not played by experts at this sort of improbability. Jean, Fred and Melvyn were however three of the best players at this type of drawing room comedy and sustain a lively tone to the proceeding amply assisted by that king of flummoxed exasperation Harry Davenport.
Super Reviewer
½ September 5, 2010
I wonder if something like this has actually happened, you think your spouse is dead and remarry only to find your old spouse returning years later! Weather or not it actually has happened, this movie tells the story hilariously. Some of the scenes are a bit talky, but overall the movie is good.
March 27, 2010
This was made the same year as the far superior My Favorite Wife, but it?s not bad in it?s own right. It?s a bit absurd at times, but thankfully the cast makes it work. Jean Arthur is wonderful as always, Fred MacMurray and Melvyn Douglas are appropriately frazzled as the two husbands. Harry Davenport provides fine support. It?s pleasant and amusing, but it?s nothing particularly special.
November 10, 2009
Very different movie than My Favorite Wife. And while lacking some of the craziness and overt comedy of MFW, this film is really more unique and daring regarding the set up. Unlike Irene Dunn returning 7 years later to crash Cary Grants attempts to consummate his marriage of the same day, Fred MacMurray returns after 1 year to find his wife married for a full 6 months to his best friend...with all the baggage that implies. This movie is remarkably not shy about the tension. It also explores an interesting dynamic in that after Jean Arthur recovers from the shock, we realize she has loved and been disappointed by both men, and is visibly excited at the prospect of being fought over (literally...she retires to her bedroom and sits to await the victor). It's all very unusual and though it loses a little momentum towards the finish, I found the conclusion to be fitting. Harry Davenport is also a delight. Truth be told, it's a pretty unromantic and unsentimental film. MFW has the romance and sentiment for better or worse, so if your in the mood for something different...
July 16, 2012
if the three leading actors of "too many husbands" weren't of the calibur that jean arthur, fred macmurray, and melvyn douglas are, this could have been a real stinker, but the three of them bring non stop laughs and a good amount of charm.
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