My Favorite Wife (1940)

My Favorite Wife (1940)

Released: 1940
Genre: Comedy, Genre, Romance
Director: Garson Kanin
Starring: Randolph Scott, Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, ,
Run time: 88 min
IMDb: 7.4/10
Country: USA
Views: 185077

Synopsis

Storyline:
Ellen Arden arrives 7 years after being given up for dead in a shipwreck, to find her husband Nick just remarried to Bianca. The overjoyed Nick awkwardly tries to break the news gently to Bianca. But before he can do that, an unpleasant surprise–news that Ellen has spent the 7 years on a deserted island with fellow-survivor Burkett. Nick’s jealousy tries to find out the truth. Hilarious confusion reigns before Nick chooses his favorite wife.
Written by
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User Reviews: Cary Grant makes this the best of the numerous versions of the script — later attempted as SOMETHING’S GOT TO GIVE (Marilyn Monroe’s last film) and remade as MOVE OVER, DARLING.

Just the expressions Grant has on his face make this worth watching. It’s a delightful look at him in a classic comic predicament — a man who thinks his first wife is dead discovers on his honeymoon night with his second wife that wife #1 is still amongst the living. The next complication: she has spent 7 years with another man — and Grant gets to do his best as the jealous husband.

This is just plain funny.

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