My Favorite Wife

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  • Genre(s): Comedy Romance
  • Release year: 1940
  • Running time: 88 min
All aboard for a spinning marriage-go-round! In this classic comedy, a man is flabbergasted when his wife returns seven years after she was presumed dead and sets out to reclaim her former life—on the day Nick marries someone else. Cary Grant, the... read more
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All aboard for a spinning marriage-go-round! In this classic comedy, a man is flabbergasted when his wife returns seven years after she was presumed dead and sets out to reclaim her former life—on the day Nick marries someone else. Cary Grant, the screen's ideal combination of romantic hunk and comedy buffoon, plays flabbergasted Nick. Radiant Irene Dunne (Grant's The Awful Truth and Penny Serenade co-star) plays the returned wife who cagily sets out to reclaim her former life. Randolph Scott and Gail Patrick add to the marital mixup as Nick goes from having one wife to two to none to one. The right one. What romantic comedy has joined together let no one put asunder. Of all the giddy screwball comedies ever made, this remains an enduring favorite.

Original Release

05/17/1940

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Cast

Cary Grant Nick Arden
Irene Dunne Ellen Wagstaff Arden
Randolph Scott Stephen Burkett
Gail Patrick Bianca Bates
Ann Shoemaker Ma - Nick's Mother
Scotty Beckett Tim - the Ardens' Son
Mary Lou Harrington Chinch - the Ardens' Daughter
Donald MacBride Hotel Clerk
Hugh O'Connell Johnson - Insurance Adjuster
Granville Bates Judge Bryson
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Directors

Garson Kanin

Writers

Garson Kanin, Bella Spewack, Samuel Spewack, Leo McCarey, Alfred Lord Tennyson, John McClain

Cast

Cary Grant Nick Arden
Irene Dunne Ellen Wagstaff Arden
Randolph Scott Stephen Burkett
Gail Patrick Bianca Bates
Ann Shoemaker Ma - Nick's Mother
Scotty Beckett Tim - the Ardens' Son
Mary Lou Harrington Chinch - the Ardens' Daughter
Donald MacBride Hotel Clerk
Hugh O'Connell Johnson - Insurance Adjuster
Granville Bates Judge Bryson
Pedro de Cordoba Dr. Kohlmar
Jean Acker Postponed Case Witness
Murray Alper Yosemite Bartender
Leon Belasco Waiter - Pacific Club Poolside
Joe Cabrillas Phillip
Bill Cartledge Page Boy Paging Burkett
Chester Clute Shoe Salesman
Corky Corky the Dog
Franco Corsaro Waiter Bringing Wine
Florence Dudley Postponed Case Witness

Producers

Leo McCarey Producer

Editors

Robert Wise

1941 Oscar Best Writing, Original Story Nominated
1941 Oscar Best Art Direction, Black-and-White Nominated
1941 Oscar Best Music, Original Score Nominated
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