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Irmeli wants a certain job as a secretary but finds out that she would have to be married in order to get the vacancy. She lies that she has recently married and then gets a stranger from a... See full summary »

Director:

Valentin Vaala

Writer:

Hilja Valtonen
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Complete credited cast:
Tuulikki Paananen ... Irmeli Venes
Tauno Palo ... Reino Lahtinen
Uuno Laakso ... Heikki Markkula
Regina Linnanheimo ... Virma Suokuma
Hilja Jorma Hilja Jorma ... Mimmi Markkula
Helmer Kaski Helmer Kaski ... Ensio Markkula
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Irmeli wants a certain job as a secretary but finds out that she would have to be married in order to get the vacancy. She lies that she has recently married and then gets a stranger from a nearby restaurant to pose as her husband. Complications arise when they have to continue their charade. Written by Vehka

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English (sub)titled given as 'The Surrogate Husband' - although perhaps more literally translated as 'Mock (Pretend) Husband'. See more »

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Follows Substitute Wife (1936) See more »

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No wife without a man
6 March 2006 | by MadFishSee all my reviews

After the good success of "Vaimoke" (1936) Valentin Vaala decided to order a complete script for screen from its writer Hilja Valtonen. Instead of Ansa Ikonen the leading role went to a new star Tuulikki Paananen who even managed to get to Hollywood one day.

The idea is about the same as last time when our girl has to pretend a marriage with the first man she meets to keep her job. Temperamental Paananen does her job well and so do the others. In the end the tempo speeds up even near the classic screw-balls of the era.

Though Vaalas directing is somewhat clumsy "Mieheke" is still definitely a great piece of face comedy.


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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

20 December 1936 (Finland) See more »

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Surrogate Husband See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland

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Suomi-Filmi See more »
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Mono (Aga-Baltic)

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1.37 : 1
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