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The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Mystery, Romance  |  13 May 1936 (USA)
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Screwball comedy has wealthy mystery writer Paula Bradford using her doctor ex-husband's non-payment of alimony to coerce him into a reconciliation.

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Paula Bradford
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Inspector Corrigan
Eric Blore ...
Stokes, Bradford's Butler
Robert Armstrong ...
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Miss Prentiss, Bradford's Receptionist
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John Summers, Luxury's Owner
Erin O'Brien-Moore ...
Mrs. Summers
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Leroy Hutchins, Warcloud's Owner
Lucile Gleason ...
Mrs. Hutchins
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Storyline

Relations between Dr. 'Brad' Bradford and ex-wife Paula are surprisingly romantic. They divorced because Brad hated being dragged into murder mysteries, to which mystery writer Paula is addicted. But through horse trainer Mike North, Brad is embroiled in the case of a jockey who died of "heart failure" during a race. As they pursue clues, Paula pursues Brad for remarriage, and assorted hoods pursue the Bradfords. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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A Minha Ex-Mulher e Eu  »

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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 19, 1939 with William Powell reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

The bite of a black widow spider is painful but rarely fatal. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Lawrence Bradford: Murphy, you're manna from heaven.
Paula Bradford: You mean that manna's here again?
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Wedding March
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Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Arranged by Roy Webb
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Ignore that other review, Powell and Arthur have GREAT chemistry!
31 July 2005 | by (Minnesota, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I've seen the Thin Man series -- Powell and Loy are definitely great, but there is something awfully sweet about Powell and Arthur's chemistry in this flick. Jean Arthur SHINES when she looks at Powell. There is an unmistakable undercurrent buzzing between them. This film may not have the wit of the Thin Man series, but undeniably makes up for it in charm. While I watched it, I thought for sure Powell was carrying on an off-screen affair with Arthur. My friends thought the same. This is one film where I wish I could step back in time (to schmooze and lock lips with Powell!) There seems to be no end to his lovable playful smirks! Powell's character, Lawrence Bradford, is probably the closest thing to the "perfect man." Okay, this is sounding way too gushy, but I can't help myself.


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