As Good As Married


1h 13m 1937

Film Details

Release Date
May 9, 1937
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Co.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Co.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 13m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
8 reels

Synopsis

When prominent architect Alexander Drew learns that marriage would save him a lot of money in income taxes, beside protecting him from breech of promise suits, he proposes that his secretary, Sylvia Parker, marry him strictly as a business deal. Although she dates Fraser James, another architect, Sylvia is secretly in love with Drew, and so agrees to the arrangement. Sylvia and Drew maintain separate residences and both plan on continuing their independent lives. With this in mind, Drew arranges a weekend party in honor of Cherry, a former mistress now known as Princess Bouladoff. Sylvia is included as his hostess and invites Fraser as her guest. Drew is stunned by Sylvia's beauty when he sees her in evening dress and becomes jealous of Fraser's attentions to her. The next morning, he is mortified to learn that she drove back to town with Fraser and has left him on his own for the weekend. He then demands that she act more like his wife. She interprets this to mean she should go on a spending spree to keep up the appearances proper to a man of his status. Furious, Drew tries to break their contract, but Jessup, his lawyer, informs him that this is impossible. Sylvia agrees to a divorce, however, explaining that she never wanted anything from Drew. Jessup realizes that Drew is in love with his wife and advises him to tell her so. After a series of misunderstandings, Drew finally follows Sylvia to Coronado where he reveals his feelings and they reunite.

Film Details

Release Date
May 9, 1937
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Co.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Co.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 13m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
8 reels

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Notes

Associate producer E. M. Asher's surname is spelled "Ascher" in the onscreen credits. According to a Hollywood Reporter pre-release news item, Esther Ralston replaced Donrue Leighton in the cast.