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Wife vs. Secretary (1936)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 February 1936 (USA)
The wife of a publishing executive mistakenly believes that her husband's relationship with his attractive secretary is more than professional.

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Magazine publisher Van Stanhope is a hard-working, dynamic executive very happily married to his beautiful wife Linda. Although their relationship is is built on unconditional trust, friends caution her about the dangers of allowing Whitey, her husband's extremely sexy secretary, to continue to have access to him. Even Van's mother warns Linda that Van's father philandered during their marriage, and Van, like all men, will eventually succumb to opportunity and temptation. Although Whitey has a faithful boyfriend, she secretly harbors unrequited feelings for her boss. When they take business trip to Havana, circumstantial evidence convinces Linda that the rumors she's heard may have a basis in fact. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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28 February 1936 (USA)  »

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Seine Sekretärin  »

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$519,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The amphibious airplane Whitey takes to Cuba is a Sikorsky S-42. It was ordered by Pan Am and introduced in 1934. Only ten were built, all for Pan Am. It could carry 32 passengers in four compartments and 4 or 5 crew members at a cruising speed of 150-160 mph and had a range of 1,200 to 1,900 miles, depending on version (there were three). See more »

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When the wife sits down to breakfast she is wearing gloves. She is not as she is walking from the bedroom before, or after when she leaves the kitchen. See more »

Quotes

Van: I'm all fagged out.
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References A Message to Garcia (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile!
(1915) (uncredited)
Music by Felix Powell
Lyrics by George Asaf
Sung a cappella by Clark Gable
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A good Gable/Harlow flick!
31 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

I adore the films in which Clark Gable and Jean Harlow starred opposite one another, and although this isn't my personal favorite - it is a very good and must-see movie. Harlow excels in her dramatic role as the highly-efficient, dependable and beautiful secretary to Gable's character of company executive. Myrna Loy gets on my nerves as the jealous yet believable wife. There are several awesome and memorable scenes. This movie shows us that not everything in life is at it appears to be. I found the interaction between wife and secretary to be particularly good. Overall, I highly recommend this movie and the cast is top-notch!


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