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In Name Only (1939)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 18 August 1939 (USA)
After a wealthy man finds out his wife is a gold digger, he meets and falls for a widowed mother, and complications ensue.

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Maida Walker
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Suzanne
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While out riding in the country, wealthy New Yorker Alec Walker meets young widow Julie Eden, and a relationship quickly develops. However, Alec has not told her that he is already locked into a loveless marriage to the avaricious Maida, who has contrived to convince his parents she is the ideal wife. A completely coincidental car crash alerts the two women to each other's existence, a situation to which they react very differently. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Trivia

This movie was intended to be a reunion for Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, but following the failure of Bringing Up Baby (1938) at the box office from the previous year, Hepburn left RKO being after deemed "Box Office Poison". Carole Lombard was subsequently brought in as her replacement. See more »

Goofs

When Cary Grant checks into a hotel near the end of the movie, we see him open a room with the key to #1522. Then the next morning when the hotel staff find him still in the room, they enter room #1524. See more »

Quotes

Alec Walker: That's just a lot of words. Can't you see that words don't make sense any more?
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Soundtracks

Joy To The World
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Music attributed to George Frideric Handel
Words by Isaac Watts (1719)
Played and Sung on a radio on Christmas day
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Great escapism for those who like 1930s style love triangles.
20 October 2000 | by (Nebraska) – See all my reviews

This is the perfect movie to curl up to on a winter day and get lost in a soap opera. The performances are very good and Lombard is just gorgeous. I think the best reason to see it is to see Kay Francis in a comeback performance. She had been relegated to the undesirable list by the studios at this point in her career. Her portrayal of Maida, Cary Grant's uncompromising wife, is great fun to watch. The movie is a little cornball in parts but overall it works. Lombard fans really won't be disappointed.


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