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His Brother's Wife (1936)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  7 August 1936 (USA)
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Rita Wilson meets epidemiologist Chris Claybourne and they fall in love with each other. When Claybourne leaves for the tropics to find a cure against a disease, Wilson gets her revenge by ... See full summary »

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Chris
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Professor Fahrenheim
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'Fish-Eye'
John Eldredge ...
Tom
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Dr. Claybourne
Phyllis Clare ...
Clara (scenes deleted)
Leonard Mudie ...
Pete
Jed Prouty ...
Bill Arnold
Pedro de Cordoba ...
Dr. Capolo
Rafael Storm ...
Captain Tanetz (as Rafael Corio)
William Stack ...
Winters
Edgar Edwards ...
Charlie
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Rita Wilson meets epidemiologist Chris Claybourne and they fall in love with each other. When Claybourne leaves for the tropics to find a cure against a disease, Wilson gets her revenge by marrying Claybourne's brother although she still loves him. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Drama | Romance

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7 August 1936 (USA)  »

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My Brother's Wife  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Chris Claybourne: [gesturing toward a portrait] Tough old bird; he had a wooden leg and a glass eye.
Rita Wilson Claybourne: Which is the glass eye, the one on the right?
Chris Claybourne: Yeah. How'd you know?
Rita Wilson Claybourne: Oh, I don't know. It has a kinder expression than the real one.
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Featured in Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't We Fall in Love
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Played during the opening credits and often as background music
Played as dance music at the nightclub
Sung by an unidentified black man at the nightclub
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Can Robert Pull Barbara Out of His Hat?
8 September 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Robert Taylor (as Chris Claybourne) is a playboy doctor who falls in love with model Barbara Stanwyck (as Rita Wilson). This is a film for Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor (he takes off his shirt as a bonus) fans only.

Otherwise, "His Brother's Wife" is an absurd movie. The opening switches around from an infested Jungle Fever… to Mr. Taylor as a seemingly alcoholic doctor… to Ms. Stanwyck playing Roulette… Then, Stanwyck and Taylor go on a prolonged date where she discovers he has a fetish for collecting and/or trading hats, which seems to disappear with his alcoholic tendencies - actually, he's an excellent doctor. Later, listen for Stanwyck to tell Taylor he smokes too much.

*** His Brother's Wife (1936) W.S. Van Dyke II ~ Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Joseph Calleia, Jean Hersholt


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