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.