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My Favorite Wife
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Irene Dunne Irene Dunne
Ellen Wagstaff Arden
Cary Grant Cary Grant
Nick Arden
Randolph Scott Randolph Scott
Stephen Burkett
Gail Patrick Gail Patrick
Bianca Bates
Ann Shoemaker Ann Shoemaker
Ma - Nick's Mother
Scotty Beckett Scotty Beckett
Tim - the Ardens' Son
Mary Lou Harrington Mary Lou Harrington
Chinch - the Ardens' Daughter
Donald MacBride Donald MacBride
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Bella Spewack Bella Spewack
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1 month, 2 weeks ago at Jul 1 2:35
Garson Kanin's best films are so bright, fast and funny, and have been plundered by so many pallid, feel-good imitators, that it's easy to overlook how courageously critical they can be, of prevailing social norms, for instance, what society takes to be normal - 'natural' - about crucial concepts like family, gender, marriage etc. In 'My Favorite wife', Kanin takes the idea that a particular socia... read more
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Missing for seven years and presumed dead, a woman returns home on the day of her husband's second marriage.
Release date: 17 May 1940
UPC: 053939674927
Tags: Comedy (8), Romance (7), 1940s (4), Screwball (4), 1940 (3), Law (2), Black And White (2), Marriage (2), Family (2), California (2), Secret Identity (2), Cary Grant (1), Bigamy (1), America (1), American (1), Own (1), Lawyer (1), Farce (1), Court (1), Screwball Comedy (1)
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gypsyflair posted a review 1 month, 2 weeks ago

“Garson Kanin's best films are so bright, fast and funny, and have been plundered by so many pallid, feel-good imitators, that it's easy to overlook how courageously critical they can be, of prevailing social norms, for instance, what society takes to be normal - 'natural' - about crucial concepts like family, gender, marriage etc. In 'My Favorite wife', Kanin takes the idea that a particular social order is natural, and tears it apart, by putting civilisation on one side, nature on the other, and revealing that there's nothing remotely natural about civilisation, or our places in it; that these things are man-made, and so can be questioned, negotiated, even changed by man (or, as is more usual in Kanin's world, woman).” read more

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