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Wife vs. Secretary (1936)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  28 February 1936 (USA)
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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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28 February 1936 (USA)  »

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Seine Sekretärin  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The sets of Van's office were also used in the anti-crime short The Public Pays (1936). See more »

Goofs

When Whitey and Van are working late in the hotel room, Van sits on the edge of the bed. After Whitey tells him to watch the papers strewn on the bed he begins to sit in the middle of the bed. As the scene continues he is shown sitting on the foot of the bed. See more »

Quotes

Van: Me? I haven't done that in years. That's work!
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A Delightful Comedic Romp
2 December 2000 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Myrna Loy vs. Jean Harlow, and when the man in question is Clark Gable in his prime, I'd fight over him too. A typical situation comedy with the usual misunderstandings, plot contrivances, and double entendres, is made delightful from the magnificent cast from top to bottom. Fast-paced and frantic, this is one to lie back, prop your feet up, and enjoy.


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