Ideal Husband (1948)

Ideal Husband (1948)

Ideal Husband





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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."

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Lajos Biró
In Theaters:
Criterion Collection


as Mrs. Cheveley

as Viscount Goring

as Sir Robert Chiltern

as Lady Chiltern

as Earl of Caversham

as Mabel Chiltern

as Lady Markby

as Mrs. Marchmont

as Countess of Basildon

as Mr. Trafford

as Mr. Montford

as Viscomte de Nanjac

as Duke of Nonsuch
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Critic Reviews for Ideal Husband

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | May 25, 2014
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

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.

jay nixon

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