The Country Husband (1956)

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The Country Husband is one of a handful of episodes from the classic TV anthology Playhouse 90 that was filmed, rather than telecast live. As such, it was later syndicated by Screen Gems as a "movie", though in fact it was never shown theatrically. Frank Lovejoy stars as advertising executive William Wiley, who has a brush with death while flying to a business conference. Upon his return, Wiley decides to break from his rat-race routine. Unfortunately, this willingness to kick over the traces results in an extramarital affair. Barbara Hale costars as Wiley's wife Julia, while Felicia Farr plays his "good friend" Anne Murchinson. Also on hand is Kerwin Mathews, a year before he was elevated to stardom in Seventh Voyage of Sindbad. When it was originally broadcast on November 1, 1956, The Country Husband was introduced by comedian Red Skelton.

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attraction, business, executive, handsome, husband, marriage, temptation