MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10,487 this week

Day-Time Wife (1939)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  24 November 1939 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 295 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 4 critic

When a young wife discovers her husband of two years is involved with his beautiful secretary, she applies for a job as secretary to a business rival.

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 22 Mar 2011
 
a list of 618 titles
created 15 Feb 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 25 Dec 2013
 
list image
a list of 43 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 35 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Day-Time Wife" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Day-Time Wife (1939)

Day-Time Wife (1939) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Day-Time Wife.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A singer becomes a star in the Ziegfeld Follies, but her marriage to a con man has a bad effect on her career.

Director: Gregory Ratoff
Stars: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Al Jolson
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three working girls in Budapest pool their resources to get a better apartment and impress their dates. One dates a nobleman and, learning of her rejection by him, considers poison. Another... See full summary »

Director: Edward H. Griffith
Stars: Janet Gaynor, Loretta Young, Constance Bennett
Adventure | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A disinherited 13th Century Saxon nobleman leaves Norman England with an archer friend to seek his fortune in the Far East.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Cécile Aubry
Suez (1938)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Ferdinand de Lesseps, disappointed in love, is sent as a junior diplomat to the Isthmus of Suez, and realizes it's just the place for a canal.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Tyrone Power, Loretta Young, Annabella
Action | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The O'Leary brothers -- honest Jack and roguish Dion -- become powerful figures, and eventually rivals, in Chicago on the eve of its Great Fire.

Director: Henry King
Stars: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Honest Edward Maynard finds himself serving as ship's surgeon under the infamous pirate Blackbeard.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Robert Newton, Linda Darnell, William Bendix
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Awaking one morning out of a drunken stupor, composer Richard Morton can't shake the feeling he has murdered a woman during the night.

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Linda Darnell, Gary Merrill, Hildegard Knef
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The invasion of Mexico by Cortez, as seen by a young Spanish officer fleeing the Inquisition.

Director: Henry King
Stars: Tyrone Power, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The life story of the famous pianist and band-leader of the 1930s and 1940s.

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Tyrone Power, Kim Novak, Victoria Shaw
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young turn-of-the-century newspaper man finds he can get hold of the next day's paper. This brings more problems than fortune, especially as his new girlfriend is part of a phony clairvoyant act.

Director: René Clair
Stars: Dick Powell, Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Leonard Borland loves his monied wife, but with his wrecking business looking shaky he treasures her all the more. So when she decides to try again to become an opera singer he indulges her... See full summary »

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Paul Douglas, Linda Darnell, Celeste Holm
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Department of State courier Mike Kells ends up in postwar hotbed Trieste after failing to collect a package from a colleague. The Military Police are happy for him to get more involved, but... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Tyrone Power, Patricia Neal, Stephen McNally
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Jane
Warren William ...
Bernard Dexter
Binnie Barnes ...
Blanche
Wendy Barrie ...
Kitty
...
Miss Applegate
Joan Valerie ...
Mrs. Dexter
Leonid Kinskey ...
Coco
Mildred Gover ...
Melbourne
Renie Riano ...
Miss Briggs
Edit

Storyline

When Jane Norton inadvertently discovers that Ken, her husband of two years, is dallying with his beautiful secretary, she decides to turn the tables by applying for a job as secretary to philandering architect Barney Dexter, an associate of her husband. Despite cynical advice from her friend Blanche, a three-time divorcée, Jane stays one step ahead of the amorous Dexter and uses Ken's jealousy to get him to renounce his extra-marital indiscretions. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

What have secretaries got that wives haven't? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 November 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Esposa de día  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Linda Darnell was 16 when she played Tyrone Powers character's wife of 2 years, Jane. See more »

Quotes

Jane Norton: Oh, Ken, you're a dog. You're the nicest dog I know.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Myra Breckinridge (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlight Serenade
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Glenn Miller
Lyrics by Mitchell Parish
Background music at the Sheepshead Bay restaurant
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
ABSOLUTELY NOT awful.
25 March 2011 | by (Athens, Greece) – See all my reviews

Just 7 reviews on this one by the time I'm writing this, with a couple of them being very very negative.

Bla, bla, bla... 1939 was the best year in Hollywood history (since when? who said that?) ... bla, bla, bla...Tyrone Power is terrible... bla, bla, bla... they should have casted Cary Grant.

NONSENSE. The script is fairly good (as long as someone has seen a couple of 1930's films more than just "Holiday" and "Bringing Up Baby") and Tyrone Power is quite descent and very funny.

Furthermore, someone who has watched just a few of the dozens of romantic - screwball comedies of that era, would have known that there were MANY other male leads besides Cary Grant, actors who gave as wonderful performances as C.G. gave in some of his films. They would also know that even though Cary Grant was magnificent, he also had done some VERY BAD movies through the 30's.

Finally, a request for the IMDb stuff. It's terribly unfair for a movie to have on it's main page a 100 word review with the title "Simply awful!". Especially when this review gives absolutely no reasons on why the movie is "awful". The fact that 22/26 people who have read the review, DISAPPROVED it, speaks for itself.


18 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
only 15 kascat
Discuss Day-Time Wife (1939) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?