My Favorite Wife

  • 1940
  • 1 HR 28 MIN
  • NR
  • Comedy

After Grant and Dunne made such a success of THE AWFUL TRUTH, they were reteamed for this up-to-date version of the "Enoch Arden" story. Producer McCarey was supposed to direct, but he had a terrible auto accident just before shooting, so Kanin was handed the task and came through with a fast-moving, often amusing film. You all know the story. Ellen (Dunne),...read more

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After Grant and Dunne made such a success of THE AWFUL TRUTH, they were reteamed for this up-to-date version of the "Enoch Arden" story. Producer McCarey was supposed to direct, but he had a terrible auto accident just before shooting, so Kanin was handed the task and came through with a

fast-moving, often amusing film.

You all know the story. Ellen (Dunne), shipwrecked for seven years, returns to discover that her husband Nick (Grant) has just had her declared legally dead and has married Bianca (Patrick). Ellen wants her man back and proceeds to make him jealous over Stephen (Scott), the man she was shipwrecked

with all those years. Meanwhile, Bianca is getting mentally disturbed. Love will find a way.

Lots of laughs for the first three-quarters of the film but then it peters out for the expected finale. A scene-stealing Bates helps out, though. Remade, not as well, as MOVE OVER, DARLING, which starred Doris Day and James Garner in the Dunne and Grant roles.

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  • Review: After Grant and Dunne made such a success of THE AWFUL TRUTH, they were reteamed for this up-to-date version of the "Enoch Arden" story. Producer McCarey was supposed to direct, but he had a terrible auto accident just before shooting, so Kanin was handed… (more)

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