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My Favorite Wife

My Favorite Wife

Irene Dunne
Director: Garson Kanin Cast: Irene Dunne
Irene Dunne
, Cary Grant
Cary Grant
, Randolph Scott
Randolph Scott
Garson Kanin

DVD (Subtitled / Full Frame)



Leo McCarey was supposed to both produce and direct My Favorite Wife, but an illness forced him to relinquish the director's chair to Garson Kanin, who did a splendid job. This hilarious retread of the old "Enoch Arden" legend stars Irene Dunne as Ellen, who returns home to her husband Nick (Cary Grant) and children Tim (Ann Shoemaker) and Chinch (Mary Lou Harrington) after being marooned on a desert island for seven years. Thing of it is, Ellen has been declared legally dead, and Nick has taken unto himself a second wife, the bitchy Bianca (Gail Patrick). Upon discovering that Ellen is still alive, Nick is on the verge of a tender reunion-until it discovers that she spent those seven lost years in the company of handsome Mr. Barkett (Randolph Scott). The superb supporting cast includes Granville Bates as a flummoxed judge, Chester Clute as a meek shoe salesman whom Ellen tries to pass off as Barkett, and Donald MacBride as a beetle-browed honeymoon-hotel clerk. My Favorite Wife was remade in 1963 as Move Over Darling, in which Irene Dunne and Cary Grant were replaced by Doris Day and James Garner.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/14/2020
UPC: 0883929716081
Original Release: 1940
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 22,301

Special Features

Vintage Robert Benchley Short Home Movies; December 7, 1950 Screen Director's Playhouse ; Radio Production Starring Grant and Dunne; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Irene Dunne Ellen Arden
Cary Grant Nick Arden
Randolph Scott Stephen Burkett
Gail Patrick Bianca
Ann Shoemaker Ma
Scotty Beckett Tim Arden
Mary Lou Harrington Chinch Arden
Donald MacBride Hotel Clerk
Hugh O'Connell Johnson
Granville Bates Judge
Jean Acker Witness
Cy Kendall Detective
Thelma Joel Miss Rosenthal
Pedro de Cordoba Dr. Kohlmar
Leon Belasco Henri
Murray Alper Bartender
Frank Marlowe Photographer
Horace McMahon Truck Driver
Chester Clute Little Man
Franco Corsaro Waiter
Florence Dudley Witness
Harold Gerard Assistant Court Clerk
Bert Moorhouse Lawyer
Clive Morgan Lawyer
Cyril Ring Contestant
Brandon Tynan Dr. Manning
Pat West Caretaker
Earl Hodgins Clerk of Court

Technical Credits
Garson Kanin Director
James H. Anderson Asst. Director
Howard Greer Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark-Lee Kirk Art Director
Rudolph Maté Cinematographer
Leo McCarey Producer,Screenwriter
Van Nest Polglase Art Director
Ruby Rosenberg Asst. Director
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
Bella Spewack Screenwriter
Samuel Spewack Screenwriter
Roy Webb Score Composer
Robert Wise Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- My Favorite Wife
255. Scene Selections
1. Credits [1:18]
2. One Wife to Another [4:11]
3. Lady Sailor [2:38]
4. How Was My Funeral? [4:04]
5. Familiar Face at Yosemite [5:05]
6. Calling Mr. Arden [4:05]
7. Party to an Intrigue [3:36]
8. Phony Phone Call [3:16]
9. A Little Awkward [3:34]
10. Friend of the Family [2:22]
11. Mighty Good Performances [4:16]
12. Almost Explaining [2:22]
13. Adam and Eve [3:06]
14. Adamant Over Adam [3:08]
15. The Athletic Mr. Burkett [2:44]
16. Being Burkett [5:26]
17. Poolside Trio [4:08]
18. Clothes for a Friend [4:39]
19. Legal Mulligan Stew [5:17]
20. What's Your Offer? [2:52]
21. Mother Enclosed [3:37]
22. About Time For Kisses [2:40]
23. Nick Draws the Attic [3:17]
24. Bedding Up and Down [2:22]
25. Early Christmas [3:12]
26. Cast List [:45]

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