Are Husbands Necessary?

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Comedy Romance
  • Release year: 1942
  • Running time: 79 min
Are Husbands Necessary? is a 1942 American comedy film directed by Norman Taurog and starring Ray Milland and Betty Field. It follows the misadventures of a wacky wife and her sometimes exasperated, but loving, banker husband. read more

Are Husbands Necessary? is a 1942 American comedy film directed by Norman Taurog and starring Ray Milland and Betty Field. It follows the misadventures of a wacky wife and her sometimes exasperated, but loving, banker husband. The film's screenplay was adapted by the husband-and-wife writing team of Tess Slesinger and Frank Davis, from the novel Mr. and Mrs. Cugat, the Record of a Happy Marriage by Isabel Scott Rorick. This novel would later be a source for the related 1948 radio series My Favorite Husband starring Lucille Ball, which itself would evolve into the television series I Love Lucy. A one-hour Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film, featuring George Burns and Gracie Allen, aired February 15, 1943 on CBS Radio.

Original Release

06/15/1942

Cast

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 AtterburV
Phillip Terry Cory Cortwright
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Norman Taurog

Writers

Frank Davis, Isabel Scott Rorick, Tess Slesinger

Cast

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 AtterburV
Phillip Terry Cory Cortwright
Anne Revere Anna
Cecil Kellaway Dr. Buell
Charles Lane Mr. Brooks
Charlotte Wynters Mrs. Finley
Clinton Rosemond Enos
Olive Blakeney Miss Bumstead
Cecil Cunningham Miss Jenkins

Producers

Editors

LeRoy Stone

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