Unfaithfully Yours (1948)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy, Screwball Comedy  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Preston Sturges' Unfaithfully Yours is a typically witty and wild screwball comedy starring Rex Harrison as a symphony conductor named Alfred de Carter who is convinced his wife (Linda Darnell) is having an affair. During one of his concerts, Alfred begins planning three different ways of solving the problem -- including murder -- setting each to a different classical piece. Sturges' script and direction are lively and the actors are perfectly cast, capable of wringing all the humor, both physical and verbal, out of the story. Despite the artistic success of the film, Unfaithfully Yours was unsuccessful at the time of its release, yet it was well-regarded by critics and film buffs. It was remade in 1984, featuring Dudley Moore in the lead role.

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conductor [music], extramarital-affair, obsession, betrayal, investigation, jealousy, detective, family-member, killing, misconception, murder, violinist

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High Artistic Quality