Beware the wife who's falsely-scorned...
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 05/27/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"DON'T TRUST YOUR HUSBAND (aka "An Innocent Affair" and "Under Suspicion") is mainly notable for featuring Fred MacMurray and Madeleine Carroll in their fifth--and final--screen pairing.
The story revolves around suspicious wife Paula Doane (Madeleine Carroll) who suspects her ad-executive husband Vincent (Fred MacMurray) of carrying on with one of his clients. She hires a handsome actor to make him jealous, only for the plan to backfire when the man she unwittingly attracts is the Southern tobacco tycoon Claude Kimball (Charles "Buddy" Rogers). In the meanwhile, Vincent decides to have a little fun too, taunting Paula with his alleged mistress, Mrs Fraser (Louise Allbritton).
DON'T TRUST YOUR HUSBAND is a sparkling sex farce filled with expert performances. I wish MacMurray and Carroll's screen partnership hadn't ended here. The supporting cast is first-rate with Rita Johnson, Alan Mowbray and Pierre Watkin.
This budget-line DVD from Geneon features a decent quality print. (Single-sided, single-layer disc)."
Very funny small film
Karen D. Larry-Moyer | Cuyahoga Falls, OH USA | 07/02/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have to state up front that I have always been a fan of Fred MacMurray's comedies of the 1930s and 1940s so when I found this one; one I had never heard of I was excited. I wasn't disappointed - It was laugh out loud funny in parts - fast moving overall and a nice way to spend an evening"
A pleasant surprise
Brian | New York | 01/12/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This slick domestic farce showcases the talents of likeable 1940s B-team Fred MacMurray and Madeleine Carroll, along with a fine supporting cast that includes Rita Johnson (The Big Clock, Here Comes Mr. Jordan) and Alan Mowbray (I Wake Up Screaming, That Uncertain Feeling). The story will be familiar to fans of the genre-- a wealthy bumpkin (Buddy Rogers), via the usual dose of absurd screwball contrivance, becomes the object of expedient affection of spoiled wife Carroll, who suspects ad-exec husband MacMurray of carrying on an affair with a client. What unfolds is a gently acerbic take on the pitfalls of "modern" marriage that turns alternately frantic and tender at all the right spots. The transfer, while relatively flaw-free, is a bit grainy, but certainly well above the average quality of a budget print (Geneon seldom has let me down in that respect). At first blush, the awkwardly titled "Don't Trust Your Husband" may play like a poor man's "The Awful Truth," but this little-known gem is still fresher and funnier than 95 percent of what passes for comedy these days. Three-plus stars."