Linda Darnell and Rex Harrison in Unfaithfully Yours (1948)
Linda Darnell and Rex Harrison in Unfaithfully Yours (1948)
Unfaithfully Yours (1948) Park Circus

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Unfaithfully Yours

Preston Sturges | USA | | PG
Film

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A failure upon first release with both audiences and critics, Preston Sturges’ last great film is a hilarious and often-dark portrait of a crazed orchestra conductor (Rex Harrison) who, while performing pieces by Rossini, Wagner and Tchaikovsky, fantasises three ways to deal with his wife’s (Linda Darnell) supposed infidelity.

Now seen as one of Sturges’ supreme achievements, and championed by filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino and Terry Jones, Unfaithfully Yours takes the writer-director’s penchant for verbal and physical comedy to its logical and heightened extreme. Harrison’s brilliantly staged destruction of a room is one of the cinema’s greatest comic set-pieces.

Format: Black & White, DCP
Language: English
Source: Park Circus
Duration: 105 mins

When

Duration

105 mins

Rating

PG

Where

The Capitol
113 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Preston Sturges (1898-1959) was the great shooting star of 1940s Hollywood cinema. Brought up by an itinerant mother who travelled to Europe to follow the likes of Isadora Duncan and Aleister Crowley, Sturges came to prominence in a burst of creativity and success on Broadway in the late 1920s before a ten-year stint as a jobbing and well-paid screenwriter for various studios including Paramount...

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