#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Ellen Arden arrives 7 years after being given up for dead in a shipwreck, to find her husband Nick just remarried to Bianca. The overjoyed Nick awkwardly tries to break the news gently to Bianca. But before he can do that, an unpleasant surprise–news that Ellen has spent the 7 years on a deserted island with fellow-survivor Burkett. Nick’s jealousy tries to find out the truth. Hilarious confusion reigns before Nick chooses his favorite wife.
Plot: Seven years after a shipwreck in which she was presumed dead, Ellen Arden arrives home to find that her husband Nick has just remarried. The overjoyed Nick struggles to break the news to his new bride. But he gets a shock when he hears the whole story: Ellen spent those seven years alone on a desert island with another man.
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…albeit a little slow-paced in the first half. Leo McCarey’s chaotic pace which made The Awful Truth so much fun is missed here, but Garson Kanin directs capably in his absence and the script and actors deliver enough good wit and chemistry to keep it all balanced out in the end.
Cary Grant gets himself into an unwitting romantic pickle when he’s confronted by his thought to be long dead wife on his honeymoon with his new bride. Hilarity ensues, as it does in every brilliant screwball comedy Grant was the star of, and there are some priceless moments along the way.
As in The Awful Truth, Grant and Irene Dunne make a fetching and compatible screen couple. Dunne’s comedic felinity and tendency to affect nutty stereotypes in order to get what she wants is better than Katharine Hepburn’s imitation of her in Bringing Up Baby and The Philadelphia Story. Grant and Hepburn were terrific in their movies together too, and not taking anything away from Great Kate, but Grant and Dunne’s chemistry was just that much better and it’s a shame they never made more comedies together.
Hilarious in-jokey scenes between Grant and Randolph Scott, and a near scene stealing turn by Granville Bates as The Judge round out a pretty funny flick.
The Doris Day/James Garner remake “Move Over, Darling” is memorable in its own right and viewed right after this would make for a good video double-bill.
A Screwball Comedy with Dislikeable Leads?
I’m a great fan of black-and-white 1940’s screwball comedy but “My Favorite Wife” is far from being one of my own favourites. The playing is fine and there’s some decent dialogue; the problem for me is that not only don’t I relate to the characters, I actually feel hostility towards the leads! Both Nick and Ellen are self-centred, selfish, and manipulative – how someone can come back from a desert island thankfully saved after seven years and immediately become so devious, almost malevolent, I can’t imagine. My difficulties are compounded by the treatment of Bianca – were she drawn as some sort of gorgon then she would be getting her comedy comeuppance, but she is in fact characterised as an innocent party stuck between the other two’s unpleasant manoeuvring so that the treatment she suffers doesn’t raise the expected smile.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min), 1 hr 15 min (75 min) (cut) (Germany)
Genre Comedy, Romance
Director Garson Kanin
Writer Bella Spewack (original story), Sam Spewack (original story), Leo McCarey (original story), Bella Spewack (written for the screen by), Sam Spewack (written for the screen by)
Actors Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott, Gail Patrick
Production Company RKO Pictures
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 2,423.77 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm