My Favorite Wife Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

My Favorite Wife

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.

Release date: May 17, 1940
Production Company: RKO Radio Pictures
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Genre: Classics,Comedy

My Favorite Wife Caste and Crew
Director: Garson Kanin
writer: Bella Spewack,Sam Spewack,Leo McCarey
Irene Dunne,Cary Grant,Randolph Scott,Gail Patrick,Ann Shoemaker,Scotty Beckett,Mary Lou Harrington,Donald MacBride,Hugh O’Connell,Granville Bates,Pedro de Cordoba,Brandon Tynan,Leon Belasco,Harold Gerald,Murray Alper,Earle Hodgins,Cyril Ring,Horace McMahon,Clive Morgan,Bert Moorhouse,Florence Dudley,Jean Acker,Joe Cabrillas,Harold Gerard,Frank Marlowe,Thelma Joel,Horace MacMahon,Chester Clute,Eli Schmudkler,Franco Corsaro,Earl Hodgins,Cy Kendall,Pat West