The Constant Husband

The Constant Husband

Sidney Gilliat (1955)

84min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Rex Harrison is superbly cast as an amnesiac philanderer in this jolly romp from British film-makers Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat. Indeed, it is said that Harrison's performance secured him the role of Henry Higgins in the Broadway production of My Fair Lady. Giving Harrison a run for his money are Kay Kendall (whom he later married), Margaret Leighton and French actress Nicole Maurey. The Technicolor photography gives the film a very pleasant period sheen, while the witty screenplay by Gilliat and Val Valentine ensures that this light-as-air comedy is a delight.

Summary

A man is found on the west coast of Wales having lost his memory. A psychiatrist helps him to recall his past, leading the horrified patient to discover he has seven wives. The repentant bigamist is determined to change his deceitful ways, unaware that his spouses are becoming suspicious about his disappearance. Comedy, starring Rex Harrison, Margaret Leighton and Kay Kendall.

Cast & Crew

Charles Hathaway Rex Harrison
Miss Chesterman Margaret Leighton
Monica Kay Kendall
Llewellyn Cecil Parker
Lola Nicole Maurey
Luigi Sopranelli George Cole (1)
JF Hassett Raymond Huntley
Judge Michael Hordern
Jack Carter Robert Coote
Papa Sopranelli Eric Pohlmann
Mama Sopranelli Marie Burke
Bridget Valerie French
Miss Brent Jill Adams
Clara Muriel Young
Director Sidney Gilliat
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Launder Prods LtdAvailable on: DVD
Comedy