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Day-Time Wife (1939)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 24 November 1939 (USA)
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.

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Bernard Dexter
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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)

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He had someone on the side, so did she! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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24 November 1939 (USA)  »

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Esposa de día  »

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1.37 : 1
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Loretta Young rejected the female lead, refusing to take second billing. See more »

Quotes

Bernard 'Barney' Dexter: [Referring to his wife] Mrs. Dexter's a wonderful woman, but... uh...
Jane Norton: You mean it gets to be sort of a... routine?
Bernard 'Barney' Dexter: Hmmm, possibly. After a while a wife gets to be sort of a solved crossword puzzle.
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Soundtracks

Moonlight Serenade
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Glenn Miller
Lyrics by Mitchell Parish
Background music at the Sheepshead Bay restaurant
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Simply awful!
28 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

Stupid stupid stupid! Tried very hard to sit through this incredibly ridiculous, terrible excuse for a movie, I just could not do it. It is quite awful. Even though Tyrone Power has hardly ever given a performance worth watching (except for NIGHTMARE ALLEY), he in particularly painful to watch in this idiotic hokum. I usually don't like to give a movie a bad rap, but rather move on and find praise for one. However, this I must warn you about. It's just plain silly and not even worth seeing for the great character people that pop up, Marie Blake, Leonid Kinskey and Mary Gordon. As usual, Power and Darnell look great, as does the art direction, but thats about it. Steer clear!


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