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An Ideal Husband


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| Film | Colour | Comedy | 1h 36min |
| Stars: Paulette Goddard, Michael Wilding, Diana Wynyard | Director: Alexander Korda

In the 1890s, the career of a London diplomat is threatened by the appearance of an old flame

An Ideal Husband has to look to his future… a woman has to look to her past!


Paulette Goddard
Mrs Laura Cheveley
British actor Michael Wilding wears a jacket and tie
Viscount Arthur Goring
Diana Wynyard
Lady Gertrude Chiltern
Signed photograph of British actor Hugh Williams, as Hindley in Wuthering Heights (1939) (1)
Sir Robert Chiltern
C Aubrey Smith
Earl of Caversham, Goring’s Father
Glynis Johns, in the dual role of Caroline/Miranda Trewella, strikes a sexy pose in a publicity shot from Mad About Men (1954)
Miss Mabel Chiltern, Sir Robert’s sister
Constance Collier
Lady Markby
Christine Norden
Mrs Margaret Marchmont
Harriette Johns
Olivia, Countess of Basildon
Michael Medwin
Duke of Nonesuch
Michael Anthony
Viscomte de Nanjac
Peter Hobbes
Mr Eddie Montford
John Clifford
Mr Mason, the Chiltern Butler
Fred Groves
Phipps, Goring’s Butler
Michael Ward
Mr Tommy Tafford
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A slight, stiff play is swamped by the cast, the decor and very garish colour, but there are moments of enjoyment along the way. (Halliwell’s)

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Alexander Korda
Director / Producer
Oscar Wilde
Writer (play)
Lajos Biró [as Lajos Biro]
Writer (screenplay)


An Ideal Husband (1947) opening credits (2)
London Film Productions
Production company
An Ideal Husband (1947) opening credits (1)
British Lion Film Corporation
Distribution company