Three Husbands (1951)





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Inspired by the 1949 hit A Letter to Three Wives, this takes the other side of the coin with a deceased playboy leaving letters to the husbands accusing their wives of having had affairs with him. Although the 1949 hit was done as a dramatic treatise on the reactions of the wives to the revelations, this movie is played strictly for laughs as the husbands stumble all over themselves trying to dig out the truth behind the allegations.
Classics , Comedy
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Gloria Film

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Emlyn Williams
as Maxwell Bard
Eve Arden
as Lucille McCabe
Howard Da Silva
as Dan McCabe
Ruth Warrick
as Jane Evans
Vanessa Brown
as Mary Whittaker
Shepperd Strudwick
as Arthur Evans
Robert Karnes
as Kenneth Whittaker
Billie Burke
as Mrs. Whittaker
Louise Erickson
as Matilda Clegg
Jonathan Hale
as Mr. Wurdeman
Jane Darwell
as Mrs. Wurdeman
Benson Fong
as George
Frank Cady
as Elevator Operator
Dorothea Wolbert
as Cleaning Woman
Ralph Peters
as Policeman
Marta Mitrovich
as Secretary
Jill Kraft
as Receptionist
Jerry Hausner
as Bartender
John Dierkes
as Warden
Alvin Hammer
as Seedy Little Man
Richard Flato
as Waiter
Maurice Marsac
as Frenchman
Gay Gayle
as French Girl
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Audience Reviews for Three Husbands

The production values in the movie are awful and it looks and sounds more like a 1930s movie than one from 1951, but it has a certain charm and some witty moments. Eve Arden stands out as Lucille McCabe.

Mara Barker
Mara Barker

Once you get past the absurd premise ("hard-partying English playboy" goes to heaven and is granted his wish of playing a practical joke on three pairs of friends he left behind), this is kind of a cute movie, and Emlyn Williams (as the playboy, in a trio of flashbacks--in fact, he's really the main character and should have had higher billing) plays a likable character for a change (even rarer, he sings, dances, and speaks French). The last vignette with Eve Arden is the best.

Susan D
Susan D

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