An Ideal Husband – Alexander Korda

The well know Oscar Wilde play makes the screen here in 1948

An Ideal Husband - Film Set

Shooting took 66 days. Paulette Goddard’s husband, Burgess Meredith, was making the film  – Mine Own Executioner for Korda at the same time.    After filming, the two of them appeared on stage in Dublin in Winterset

Korda subsequently lent some of the costumes for the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

An Ideal Husband - Film Set 3.

These wonderful structures were built at Denham

An Ideal Husband - Film Set 2

Work going on erecting the outside sets.

AnIdeal Husband 1947 Korda

Above: Alexander Korda – typically with Large Cigar in Hand – directing Glynis Johns in a scene from An Ideal Husband 1947

This film was shot in glorious Technicolor. It is a film I have not seen lately if at all if I think about it although it gets good reviews.

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