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Misbehaving Husbands
     

Misbehaving Husbands

Director: William Beaudine

Cast: Ralph Byrd, Harry Langdon, Esther Muir

 
Misbehaving Husbands was intended as a comeback vehicle for silent-film comedy great Harry Langdon, who after his fall from grace in the 1920s had to content himself with cheap 2-reelers, featured roles and screenwriting assignments. Langdon plays henpecked store-owner Henry Butler, who decides to save money by designing his window displays himself. When

Overview

Misbehaving Husbands was intended as a comeback vehicle for silent-film comedy great Harry Langdon, who after his fall from grace in the 1920s had to content himself with cheap 2-reelers, featured roles and screenwriting assignments. Langdon plays henpecked store-owner Henry Butler, who decides to save money by designing his window displays himself. When Henry's wife (Betty Blythe) spots him in an innocent but compromising situation with one of his underdressed models, she walks out on him and files for divorce. Making matters worse, poor Henry is accused of murder when he's seen carrying a store dummy into his house. It's all strictly short-subject material, but Langdon carries off his assignment with finesse, proving that he was still capable of carrying a feature film if given half a chance. Others contributing to the general merriment are statuesque Esther Muir, Langdon's longtime screen partner (and close friend) Vernon Dent, Ralph "Dick Tracy" Byrd and veteran western heavy Richard Cramer (who'd previously appeared in the Langdon-scripted Laurel&Hardy vehicle Saps at Sea).

Product Details

Release Date:
07/26/2005
UPC:
0089218482693
Original Release:
1941
Rating:
NR
Source:
Alpha Video
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[B&W]
Time:
1:04:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ralph Byrd Bob Grant
Harry Langdon Henry Butler
Esther Muir Grace Norman
Luana Walters Jane Forbes
Gayne Whitman Gilbert Wayne
Betty Blythe Mrs. Butler
Florence Wright Nan Blake
Frank S. Hagney Gooch
Vernon Dent Sgt. Murphy
Billy Mitchell Memphis
Gertrude Astor Actor
Frank Jaquet Actor
Mary MacLaren Actor
Charlotte Treadway Actor
Gig Young Floor Walker

Technical Credits
William Beaudine Director
Jed Buell Producer
Robert O. Crandall Editor
Art Reed Cinematographer
Charles Rogers Screenwriter
Vernon Smith Original Story

Scene Index

Disc #1 --
2. Chapter 1 [9:02]
3. Chapter 2 [9:35]
4. Chapter 3 [9:55]
5. Chapter 4 [9:42]
6. Chapter 5 [10:52]
7. Chapter 6 [13:52]

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