Party Husband (1931)

Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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"Ours," says Dorothy Mackaill in the opening scene of Party Husbands, "is a modern marriage." According to screenwriter Charles Kenyon, this particular "modern marriage" consists of an enormous amount of liquor and a blonde or two on the side. At least, that is how hubby James Rennie chooses to interpret the term and after dallying with Mary Doran and frequent trips to the bar, he has very little time left over for Mackaill. The latter, meanwhile, stays late at the office -- she is, after all, a most modern woman -- but unlike her husband, she remains faithful to the end. Based on a risqué 1930 novel by one George Barnes, Party Husbands has lost whatever appeal it may have had in 1931 and is mostly talk.