An Ideal Husband

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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Producer/director Korda had fellow Hungarian Lajos Biro adapt Wilde's play for this rather turgid screen version, which has imported American star Goddard as a reasonable Mrs Cheveley, the Victorian adventuress whose blackmail attempt on politico Williams is stymied by nobleman Wilding's decisive counter-attack. Lots of technical gloss on display, including costumes by Cecil Beaton and Georges PĂ©rinal's elegant camerawork, but the film is so reverent towards its source material it's almost embalmed.

Release details

Duration: 96 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Alexander Korda
Screenwriter: Lajos Biro
Cast: Paulette Goddard
Michael Wilding
Diana Wynyard
Hugh Williams
C Aubrey Smith
Glynis Johns
Constance Collier
Michael Medwin
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