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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Rita Claybourne
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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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

7 August 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

My Brother's Wife  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

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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Connections

Referenced in She Was an Acrobat's Daughter (1937) See more »

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Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont
Played at the casino on Christmas Eve
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Yes, it's really as bad as everyone says
23 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The other comments here say it all, so I'm simply adding my voice to the chorus. The single word that comes to mind is "ludicrous." One of the more hilarious elements in this ridiculous film is to see everyone talking about the 130 degree heat of the jungles of South America, but their clothes are pristine white, without the slightest smudge, and no one seems to be even breaking a drop of perspiration. It's also a plot point that Robert Taylor is broke, but he has no problem easily jumping on a boat from South America to get back to New York City...and then back to South America, with Stanwyck. If you have the choice between watching this and getting a root canal, go for the root canal -- at least they put you to sleep.


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