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Second Honeymoon (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 19 January 1938 (France)
Newly remarried woman finds her businessman husband boring and runs into her wealthy playboy first husband.

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Leo MacTavish
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Marcia
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Joy
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Bob Benton
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Paul Hurst ...
Dennis Huggins
Jayne Regan ...
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Hal K. Dawson ...
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Raoul McLish stops over in Miami Beach where he runs into his ex-wife, Vicky Benton, and her new husband Bob, a belt manufacturer. At first Bob enjoys Raoul's presence - in part because Vicky is his not Raoul's and in part because Raoul is a lot of fun. The fun wears thin for Bob as his seriousness and possessiveness take over. When Bob leaves for a few days to settle a labor dispute at his factory, Vicky and Raoul spend time together, Winchell's column implies untoward behavior, Bob barks at Vicky, and that gets her back up. Can things be sorted out? Help comes from Raoul's upright valet, McTavish, and a principled cigarette girl, Joy, whom Raoul picks up. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Love is better the second time around.

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J'ai deux maris  »

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First film under 20th Century-Fox contract for director Walter Lang, who was to remain at the studio for 25 years. See more »

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Joy: Don't you ever have any fun?
Leo McTavish: Fun?
Joy: Uh-huh.
Leo McTavish: Well, uh, I've found really a splendid pasttime.
Leo McTavish: Ho-Ho. I mean, don't you know any girls?
Leo McTavish: Girls? My experience with dalliance has been nil.
Joy: Dalliance?
Leo McTavish: It means to dally around wantonly.
Joy: Oh! On account of you've been so busy?
Leo McTavish: Very busy.
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Rather hysterical...and far from the stars' best work
14 January 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This screwball comedy surprised me. I've already seen a few Tyrone Power-Loretta Young films and liked them very much. This one, on the other hand, was far less enjoyable and just a bit shrill--with lots of actors shouting their lines--even the usually demure Miss Young. All too often, the film seemed to try a bit too hard and ended up being a very loud and far from subtle film.

Power and Young play a couple who have divorced each other and now Young is married to dull old Lyle Talbot. When Power comes on to the scene, he claims it's all an accident and he has no intentions towards his -ex, but it's obvious to almost everyone (except poor Lyle) that Tyrone wants his wife back. In many ways, the film reminds me of several of Cary Grant's films such as THE AWFUL TRUTH and MY FAVORITE WIFE, as well as the Colbert-McCrea film, PALM BEACH STORY--though all of these films are made better. The bottom line is that there have been many similar movies that were simply written better--with better dialog and far less yelling. As a result, this is a thoroughly mediocre film and not among the stars' best.

By the way, look for Lon Chaney, Jr. in a tiny part as a reported towards the end of the film. Look fast or you'll miss him in one of his earlier roles.


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