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His Brother's Wife (1936)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 7 August 1936 (USA)
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 Claybourne
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Professor Fahrenheim
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'Fish-Eye'
John Eldredge ...
Tom Claybourne
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Dr. Claybourne
Phyllis Clare ...
Clara (scenes deleted)
Leonard Mudie ...
Pete
Jed Prouty ...
Bill Arnold
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Dr. Capolo
Rafael Storm ...
Captain Tanetz (as Rafael Corio)
William Stack ...
Winters
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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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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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This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Friday 12 April 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11) and in San Francisco 13 March 1958 on KGO-TV (Channel 7); in Philadelphia, its earliest documented telecast took place Monday 29 August 1960 on WFIL (Channel 6), and in New York City Sunday 28 August 1962 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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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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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Can Robert Pull Barbara Out of His Hat?
8 September 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – 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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