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Trailers from Hell: Mashall Harvey on Preston Sturges' 'Unfaithfully Yours'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood January 30, 2013 at 10:55AM

Comedy Classics! week continues at Trailers from Hell with editor Marshall Harvey introducing Preston Sturges' "Unfaithfully Yours," originally conceived in 1932 but not made until after Sturges left Paramount in 1948.
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"Unfaithfully Yours"
"Unfaithfully Yours"

Comedy Classics! week continues at Trailers from Hell with editor Marshall Harvey introducing Preston Sturges' "Unfaithfully Yours," originally conceived in 1932 but not made until after Sturges left Paramount in 1948.

Perhaps too black a comedy for its era, Preston Sturges' second effort after his departure from Paramount did not find much favor with audiences and effectively ended his career as an A-list Hollywood director. But subsequent years have proved kind to what was always a clever concept, originally conceived by Sturges in 1932 but summarily rejected for production at the time. Cut from 127 minutes to 105 after previews, its release was delayed due to scandal involving star Rex Harrison. Remade in 1984 by Howard Zieff.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.