Second Wife

  • 1936
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

For some reason only known to RKO, the studio decided to remake the overwrought and fairly weak 1930 melodrama SECOND WIFE. Failing to recognize that what little power existed in the first version was due to a pair of fine performances by the leads, RKO left the lame script alone and cast the film with equally lame actors, rendering the new version helpless....read more

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For some reason only known to RKO, the studio decided to remake the overwrought and fairly weak 1930 melodrama SECOND WIFE. Failing to recognize that what little power existed in the first version was due to a pair of fine performances by the leads, RKO left the lame script alone and cast

the film with equally lame actors, rendering the new version helpless. The now all-too-familiar story centers on Michael as the young woman who marries widower Abel, only to discover that Abel cares more about his 10-year-old son from his first marriage than he does about her. He dashes off to

Europe to be by the ill boy's side (in the Hindenburg, no less), leaving her alone, frustrated, and pregnant. She gets her revenge by running around behind his back, but eventually they both see the light and reunite.

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