The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker
He Had Two Wives And Led Two Lives... He's The Best Dad Two Families Ever Had - At The Same Time!
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 27 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 16, 2013
- Originally Released: 1959
- Label: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Charles Coburn, Jill St. John & Ron Ely|
|Directed by||Henry Levin|
|Screenwriting by||Walter Reisch|
|Written by||Walter Reisch|
|Composition by||Leigh Harline|
|Produced by||Charles Brackett|
|Director of Photography:||Milton R. Krasner|
Description by OLDIES.com:
A successful businessman, Mr. Pennypacker, has two wives and two sets of children in two different cities - what will he do when one wife finds out about the other one??
Based on a successful stage play, THE REMARKABLE MR. PENNYPACKER loses in this adaptation to film by becoming more serious than an all-out farce. The setting is the end of the 1800s and the intrepid Pennypacker (Clifton Webb) runs a sausage company with two thriving plants in Philadelphia and Harrisburg. He shuttles back and forth between the cities and with equal aplomb, between two households. He maintains one wife (Dorothy McGuire) and eight children in one city, and another wife (Jill St. John) and nine children in the other. When one of the Mrs. Pennypackers finds out about his deception, the unruffled businessman sees no reason for her emotional reaction. Victorian inhibitions and rigidities are set against ultra-modern thinking, embodied in the people the bigamist admires -- like Darwin, the feminists (!), and free-thinkers.