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Ideal Husband (1948)





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A politician intending to expose a case of fraud must tread with care when a young woman threatens to blackmail him and tarnish his wife's view of him as "an ideal husband."


Paulette Goddard
as Mrs. Cheveley
Michael Wilding
as Viscount Goring
Hugh Williams
as Sir Robert Chiltern
Diana Wynyard
as Lady Chiltern
C. Aubrey Smith
as Earl of Caversham
Glynis Johns
as Mabel Chiltern
Constance Collier
as Lady Markby
Christine Norden
as Mrs. Marchmont
Harriette Johns
as Countess of Basildon
Michael Ward
as Mr. Trafford
Peter Hobbes
as Mr. Montford
Michael Anthony
as Viscomte de Nanjac
Michael Medwin
as Duke of Nonsuch
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All Critics (1)

The talented film-maker turns a marvelously raw play into a mediocre drawing room comedy.

May 25, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ideal Husband


Paulette enjoys her role as the dastardly Mrs. Cheveley, Glynis Johns is a droll delight as Mabel and Constance Collier very funny as Lady Markby but everybody else is rather stiff. Still a good adaptation of the Wilde comedy of manners.

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