Wife vs. Secretary

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Magazine publisher Clark Gable is happily married to Myrna Loy. Clark's devoted, super-efficient secretary Jean Harlow may have once harbored a secret desire for her boss, but she's perfectly content with boyfriend James Stewart. Accompanying Gable on a crucial business trip, Jean answers the phone in her boss' suite. Myrna, on the other end of the line, misunderstands, thereby setting the stage for a series of subsequent misunderstandings. As one can see, nothing much really happens in Wife vs. Secretary. The ...
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Magazine publisher Clark Gable is happily married to Myrna Loy. Clark's devoted, super-efficient secretary Jean Harlow may have once harbored a secret desire for her boss, but she's perfectly content with boyfriend James Stewart. Accompanying Gable on a crucial business trip, Jean answers the phone in her boss' suite. Myrna, on the other end of the line, misunderstands, thereby setting the stage for a series of subsequent misunderstandings. As one can see, nothing much really happens in Wife vs. Secretary. The film is a vehicle in every sense of the word, totally reliant on the appeal of its stars. But it works beautifully, and remains as entertaining now as it did sixty years ago. One film historian has wondered what Wife vs. Secretary would have looked like had it been made before the imposition of the production code: would Jean have really had an affair with Clark, thereby giving Myrna something to really worry about? No matter; while it may have been racier, it's not likely the film could have been any more entertaining than it already is.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Vintage musical short New Shoes; Oscar®-Winning* Crime Doesn't Pay short The Public Pays; Theatrical trailer; Languages: English & Français; Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Feature Film Only)
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All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
A leisurely paced comedy-drama, Wife vs. Secretary remains pure fluff and the kind of fluff that only MGM could get away with. The star trio does as well as could be expected with the rather old-fashioned material but the real treat here is Ray June's fluid camera (the opening sequence, a delightful cinematic "cheat," is a lulu) and art directors William A. Hornung and Edwin B. Willis' glorious sets. Oddly, for such a Grade-A production, there are several minor lapses in continuity, and at one point, Myrna Loy calls Clark Gable's character "Jake" although he is named Van or V.S. in the remainder of the film.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/20/2006
  • UPC: 012569792326
  • Original Release: 1936
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:27:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clark Gable Van Stanhope
Jean Harlow Helen "Whitey" Wilson
Myrna Loy Linda Stanhope
May Robson Mimi
Hobart Cavanaugh Joe
James Stewart Dave
George Barbier Underwood
Gilbert Emery Simpson
Margaret Irving Edna Wilson
Marjorie Gateson Eve Merritt
Gloria Holden Joan Carstairs
Tom Dugan Finney
Helen "Whitey" Wilson Jean Harlow
Hooper Atchley Postal Clerk
Eugene Borden Ship's Officer
Frederick Burton Trent
Leonard Carey Taggart
Maurice Cass Bakewell
Andre Cheron Frenchman
Clay Clement Herbert
Guy D'Ennery Cuban Waiter
Frank Elliott Mr. Barker
Paul Ellis Raoul
Richard Hemingway Bridegroom
Holmes Herbert Frawley
Tom Herbert Business Man
Hilda Howe Mary Connors
Charles Irwin Information Clerk
Edward J. Le Saint
Mary MacGregor Ellen
Tom Mahoney Policeman
Myra Marsh Miss Clark
Greta Meyer German Cook
Harold Minjir Williams
Jack Mulhall Howard
William Newell Tom Wilson
Aileen Pringle Mrs. Barker
Frank Puglia Hotel Clerk
John Qualen Mr. Jenkins
Nina Quartero Telephone Operator
Tom Rowan Battleship
Helen Shipman Bits
Philip Trent Elevator Boy
Charles Trowbridge Hal Harrington
Lucille Ward Scrub Woman
Niles Welch Tom Axel
Technical Credits
Clarence Brown Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Frank E. Hull Editor
Ray June Cinematographer
Norman Krasna Screenwriter
John Lee Mahin Screenwriter
Alice Duer Miller Screenwriter
Herbert Stothart Score Composer
Hunt Stromberg Producer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Wife Versus Secretary
1. Credits [1:03]
2. Trout Surprise [5:07]
3. Back at Work [4:12]
4. Van's Idea [4:12]
5. Mimi's Advice [3:52]
6. After-Hours Summons [3:24]
7. Sure of Van [3:44]
8. Unsure of Dave [6:34]
9. Their Secret [4:02]
10. Flash of Doubt [3:47]
11. Suspicious Minds [5:42]
12. Not Letting Her Go [3:02]
13. Darling, Come Home [3:00]
14. Havana Blues [:22]
15. Hurry it Up, Toots [5:26]
16. All-Nighters [4:23]
17. The Eyes Have It [4:38]
18. Temporarily Out of Order [3:27]
19. Cold Shoulder [2:26]
20. Men Are Like That [3:07]
21. Headed Separate Ways [2:27]
22. Wife and Secretary [4:20]
23. Believe in Someone [2:01]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Wife Versus Secretary
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   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      New Shoes
      The Public Pays
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic

    I recently saw this film for the first time on TMC and I loved it. I'm most familiar with Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, but this was one of his earlier films and he really shows his acting range. Jean Harlow was natural and lovely as his smitten secretary. Harlow is so fantastic that you wonder why Gable's character doesn't go for her. Although alot of people label this as a comedy (and it does have its comic moments), it's really a dramatic view of a workaholic husband and his relationship with his increasingly jealous wife. A classic Gable-Harlow vehicle from the 1930's that won't disapppoint.

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