A Word To The Wives – 1955

A Word To The Wives - 1955
A Word To The Wives – 1955

Presented by the Woman’s Home Companion, “A Word to the Wives … ” was produced in 1955 to promote the modern dream kitchens that were becoming en vogue in the contemporary American home.

Despite the pandering melodramatics, “A Word to the Wives … ” in fact was performed and produced by an impressive cast and crew.

Most notably, , who starred as Ralphie’s father in the classic A Story, plays an earlier version of the comically, ever-annoyed husband that he does so well.

The wife, played by , today might be best known for her role in Dalton Trumbo’s cult classic Johnny Got His Gun, and had a prolific career until she was blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in the 1940’s.

A Word To The Wives - 1955
A Word To The Wives – 1955

“A Word to the Wives … ” was one of Marsha Hunt’s few performances in a film for a decade, until .

The film was directed by , who later starred as Dr. Daniel Auschlander in the ’s TV St. Elsewhere, and was a veteran actor of ’ Mercury Theater.

Lloyd, who had been cast in two Alfred Hitchcock films, Saboteur and Spellbound, was also a victim of the HUAC, and had to reinvent himself as a director and producer to find stable work until acting jobs became available to him again in the 1970’s.

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