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Are Husbands Necessary? (1942)

Approved | | Comedy | 15 June 1942 (USA)
Ray Milland and Betty Field play a warring married couple who hope to patch up their differences by adopting a baby. When Milland's ex-flame Patricia Morrison shows up unexpectedly, the fur flies.

Director:

Norman Taurog

Writers:

Frank Davis (screenplay), Isabel Scott Rorick (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Milland ... George Cugat
Betty Field ... Mary Elizabeth Cugat
Patricia Morison ... Myra Ponsonby
Eugene Pallette ... Bunker
Charles Dingle ... Duncan Atterbury
Leif Erickson ... Bill Stone
Elisabeth Risdon ... Mrs. Westwood
Richard Haydn ... Chuck
Kathleen Lockhart ... Laura Atterbury
Phillip Terry ... Cory Cortwright
Cecil Kellaway ... Dr. Buell
Anne Revere ... Anna
Charles Lane ... Mr. Brooks
Charlotte Wynters ... Mrs. Finley
Clinton Rosemond Clinton Rosemond ... Enos
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Ray Milland and Betty Field play a warring married couple who hope to patch up their differences by adopting a baby. When Milland's ex-flame Patricia Morrison shows up unexpectedly, the fur flies.

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land yacht | based on novel | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. and Mrs. Cugat See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)| Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The title of Ms Rorick's book was, Mr & Mrs Cugat. Xavier Cugat thought this would negatively affect his career so he initiated legal proceedings against Columbia Pictures. Detrimental segments were deleted from the script, Cugie was paid $80,000 for the use of his name and the title was changed to, Are Husbands Necessary. See Cugie's autobiography, Rumba is My Life, p.187. See more »

Quotes

George Cugat: [she is seated at the bureau tossing papers on the floor] Liz!
Mary Elizabeth Cugat: Yes, dear?
George Cugat: Would you mind telling me what on earth you're doing?
Mary Elizabeth Cugat: It's my own system; first, you see, I file them.
George Cugat: You file them?
Mary Elizabeth Cugat: Yes, dear, here
[pointing at the floor]
Mary Elizabeth Cugat: Here I put the utilities, you know, the gas, light and phone. And I pay them first. You told me, substantial citizens always pay the utilities promptly. And then this pile are the second notices or "please remit at once's". You know how some people are. So, if there's ...
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Crazy Credits

[prologue] Mr. and Mrs. Cugat - George and Liz to you - live right around the corner in that two-storey house. Like you and your brother-in-law and the fellow next door, they own their home, their car and their piano - all in partnership with the finance company . See more »

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Version of My Favorite Husband (1953) See more »

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Who's Your Little Whoziz?
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Written by Walter Hirsch, Ben Bernie and Al Goering
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I want this husband
3 April 2018 | by HarlequeenStudioSee all my reviews

The knight in the shiny armor scenes are the greatest! I couldn't stop laughing. What a great piece of comedy. Fantastic!


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