As Husbands Go (1933)

78 or 80 mins | Romantic comedy | 29 December 1933

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HISTORY

HR news items in Jul 1933 indicate that John Blystone was originally slated to direct. HR pre-production news items also list actor Philip Merivale in the cast, but his appearance in the final film has not been confirmed. Although contemporary news items noted that John Boles was announced for a top spot in the picture and William Harrigan was slated to recreate his starring role from the original Broadway production of As Husbands Go , neither actor appeared in the released film. Actors Jay Ward, Catherine Doucet and Frank O'Connor appeared in the Broadway production of the ... More Less

HR news items in Jul 1933 indicate that John Blystone was originally slated to direct. HR pre-production news items also list actor Philip Merivale in the cast, but his appearance in the final film has not been confirmed. Although contemporary news items noted that John Boles was announced for a top spot in the picture and William Harrigan was slated to recreate his starring role from the original Broadway production of As Husbands Go , neither actor appeared in the released film. Actors Jay Ward, Catherine Doucet and Frank O'Connor appeared in the Broadway production of the play. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
4 Nov 33
p. 3.
Film Daily
27 Jan 34
p. 4.
Hollywood Reporter
5 Sep 33
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
9 Oct 33
p. 6.
Motion Picture Daily
4 Jan 34
p. 11.
Motion Picture Herald
18 Nov 33
p. 36.
New York Times
26 Jan 34
p. 20.
Variety
30 Jan 34
p. 12.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Contr wrt
Contr wrt
Contr wrt
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
Settings
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
Gowns
MUSIC
SOUND
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play As Husbands Go by Rachel Crothers, as produced by John Golden (New York, 5 Mar 1931).
SONGS
"Parlez-moi d'amour," music and lyrics by Jean Lenoir
"Ah Love But a Day," music by Louis DeFrancesco, lyrics by Robert Browning.
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 December 1933
Production Date:
early September--mid October 1933
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
11 November 1933
Copyright Number:
LP4295
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Noiseless Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
78 or 80
Length(in feet):
7,300
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

On their last night in Paris, Lucille Lingard and her traveling companion, widow Emmie Sykes, are squired around town by their new European gentleman aquaintances, Ronald Derbyshire and Hippolitus "Hippy" Lomi. The two are upset because they must leave their newly acquired Continental friends for their Dubuque, Iowa homes. On their voyage home, Lucille complains to Emmie that her good-natured, though boring, Midwestern husband is no match for the charming and sophisticated Ronald, whom she left behind. Emmie, who is older than Lucille, her daughter Peggy and Peggy's fiancé, Jake Canon, all live with Lucille and her family. Emmie is distressed that she has been unable to get her daughter to approve of her new relationship with Hippy. Despite their commitments at home, both women had promised their European lovers to return to them some day, and Lucille had promised Ronald to divorce her husband. Lucille and Emmie make a pact to pursue their new goals without distraction. While crossing the Atlantic, Lucille and Emmie unexpectedly receive word that Hippy and Ronald plan to follow them to America. Meanwhile, Charles makes special preparations for his wife's return by adopting his nephew Wilbur into the Lingard family. Lucille arrives in Dubuque but shows nothing but disdain for her husbands's bland Midwestern lifestyle and longs for a return to Ronald. When Ronald and Hippy arrive, Charles senses that Ronald is interested in Emmie, not realizing he has come for Lucille. As Charles and Ronald get to know each other, however, they become fast friends and get drunk on a fishing expedition. In their drunken chatter, Ronald admits to Charles that Lucille does not ... +


On their last night in Paris, Lucille Lingard and her traveling companion, widow Emmie Sykes, are squired around town by their new European gentleman aquaintances, Ronald Derbyshire and Hippolitus "Hippy" Lomi. The two are upset because they must leave their newly acquired Continental friends for their Dubuque, Iowa homes. On their voyage home, Lucille complains to Emmie that her good-natured, though boring, Midwestern husband is no match for the charming and sophisticated Ronald, whom she left behind. Emmie, who is older than Lucille, her daughter Peggy and Peggy's fiancé, Jake Canon, all live with Lucille and her family. Emmie is distressed that she has been unable to get her daughter to approve of her new relationship with Hippy. Despite their commitments at home, both women had promised their European lovers to return to them some day, and Lucille had promised Ronald to divorce her husband. Lucille and Emmie make a pact to pursue their new goals without distraction. While crossing the Atlantic, Lucille and Emmie unexpectedly receive word that Hippy and Ronald plan to follow them to America. Meanwhile, Charles makes special preparations for his wife's return by adopting his nephew Wilbur into the Lingard family. Lucille arrives in Dubuque but shows nothing but disdain for her husbands's bland Midwestern lifestyle and longs for a return to Ronald. When Ronald and Hippy arrive, Charles senses that Ronald is interested in Emmie, not realizing he has come for Lucille. As Charles and Ronald get to know each other, however, they become fast friends and get drunk on a fishing expedition. In their drunken chatter, Ronald admits to Charles that Lucille does not look as glamorous to him in America as she did in Europe, and confesses that he is really too selfish to love a woman the same way Charles does. Meanwhile, Peggy's heart softens about her mother's love for Hippy, and she realizes Emmie is truly happy with him. The next day Lucille is told that Ronald has left, and she happily returns to her husband, finally realizing the value of their marriage and the joy her new family will bring to her. +

Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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