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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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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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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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Robert Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck
3 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

They call this a movie, but really it is just a collaboration between Robert Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck who would end up getting married to each other. They are a nice couple, but that doesn't make an interesting story. This poorly written does nothing to exploit the talents of Taylor and Stanwyck even though the performances are good. The dialogue lacks sparkle, and fails to provide anything to engage the audience. No wonder it hasn't stood the test of time. Good actors and performances don't necessarily make a good film. You need a good script first and foremost for a good film, even if it is poorly made. This absurd film is not the fault of the actors, but the script writer.


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