Pardon My Past

  • 1945
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

PARDON MY PAST is a slick postwar comedy with lots of laughs despite the old warhorse "mistaken identity" plot. MacMurray and Demarest have just been mustered out of the service and are traveling to Wisconsin where they plan to use their savings to begin a mink farm. Upon arriving, MacMurray is mistaken for a playboy with heavy gambling debts to Tamiroff,...read more

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PARDON MY PAST is a slick postwar comedy with lots of laughs despite the old warhorse "mistaken identity" plot. MacMurray and Demarest have just been mustered out of the service and are traveling to Wisconsin where they plan to use their savings to begin a mink farm. Upon arriving,

MacMurray is mistaken for a playboy with heavy gambling debts to Tamiroff, whose aides, Prosser and Moran, are very tough-looking collectors indeed. MacMurray and Demarest go to the abode of the playboy, and Fred is again mistaken for the man who is supposed to be vacationing in Mexico. While at

the estate, MacMurray meets and falls for Chapman, a poor relative of his double. The playboy's grandfather, Davenport, doesn't much like his nephew, and the uncle, Dumbrille, has designs on his nephew's money and is trying to engineer a divorce from Johnson. MacMurray does enough of an acting job

in both parts that we can distinguish which character he's playing without anyone having to identify him by name. (At no time in the picture is the "double image" technique used.) In the end, MacMurray and Chapman get together, and the playboy and his wife return to their old domestic bliss.

Tamiroff is calmed and the picture ends peacefully with no mayhem to speak of. Good fun for all. Robert Aldrich did one of his first jobs as assistant director.

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