In Name Only

76
  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 1939
  • Running time: 94 min
Alec Walker’s wife Maida is a beauty, but she’s also a venomous, self-absorbed schemer. Then Alec falls for an open-hearted widow named Julie. And Maida turns wedding vows into a steel trap: If Alec files for divorce, she’ll drag Julie into court as... read more
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Alec Walker’s wife Maida is a beauty, but she’s also a venomous, self-absorbed schemer. Then Alec falls for an open-hearted widow named Julie. And Maida turns wedding vows into a steel trap: If Alec files for divorce, she’ll drag Julie into court as a homewrecker—and use Julie’s little daughter as a witness. In one of their rare screen pairings, movie greats Cary Grant and Carole Lombard portray Alec and Julie in a tender, emotion-laden tale that ranks among the era’s great romantic melodramas. While vindictive Maida (Kay Francis in a bravura turn) treats love like war, Alec and Julie treat love like love, displaying the warmth and deep devotion of a couple meant for each other...but who may be kept forever apart.

Original Release

08/04/1939

US Release

08/04/1939

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Cast

Carole Lombard Julie Eden
Cary Grant Alec Walker
Kay Francis Maida Walker
Charles Coburn Mr. Walker / Richard Walker
Helen Vinson Suzanne / Suzanne Duross
Katharine Alexander Laura
Jonathan Hale Dr. Gateson
Nella Walker Mrs. Walker
Alan Baxter Charley
Maurice Moscovitch Dr. Muller
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Directors

John Cromwell

Writers

Richard Sherman, Bessie Breuer

Cast

Carole Lombard Julie Eden
Cary Grant Alec Walker
Kay Francis Maida Walker
Charles Coburn Mr. Walker / Richard Walker
Helen Vinson Suzanne / Suzanne Duross
Katharine Alexander Laura
Jonathan Hale Dr. Gateson
Nella Walker Mrs. Walker
Alan Baxter Charley
Maurice Moscovitch Dr. Muller
Peggy Ann Garner Ellen
Spencer Charters Gardener
James Adamson Black Waiter on Train
Arthur Aylesworth Farmer on Truck
Lloyd Ingraham Hospital Elevator Operator
Frank Puglia Tony's Café Manager
Grady Sutton Paul Graham
Jack Chapin Bellhop #1
Charles Coleman Archie Duross
John Dilson Head Train Steward

Producers

Editors

William Hamilton

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