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Lady Behave!

Lady Behave!(1938)

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The working title of this film was The Lady Misbehaves, which was the title given in a pre-release Motion Picture Herald review. According to information in the MPAA/PCA Collection at the AMPAS Library, the PCA rejected an August 1937 version of the script, telling Republic that the story was "hardly more than a travesty on what the Production Code calls 'the sanctity of marriage and the home.'" PCA Director Joseph Breen questioned the advisability of "dealing with so serious a subject as a bigamous marriage, where the treatment is set for comedy." Breen especially objected to the portrayal of the character "Michael Dimitri Andrews" as a professional co-respondent. After Republic had changed the "Andrews" character and incorporated other PCA suggestions, Breen approved the film. The PCA did, however, refuse to approve the title The Lady Misbehaves due to the its "objectionable implications." Hollywood Reporter production charts include Laurette Puck in the cast, but her participation in the completed film has not been confirmed. The picture was classified "Objectionable in Part" by the National Legion of Decency.