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In Name Only (1939)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 18 August 1939 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Maida Walker
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Mr. Walker
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Suzanne
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Laura
Jonathan Hale ...
Dr. Gateson
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Mrs. Walker
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Charley
Maurice Moscovitch ...
Dr. Muller (as Maurice Moscovich)
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Ellen
Spencer Charters ...
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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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The Kind Men Marry  »

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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 11, 1939 with Carole Lombard, Cary Grant and Kay Francis reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

When Alec is found in the hotel room unconscious, a doctor is called. The doctor opens the knot on his tie and unbuttons his shirt for examination. The next scene Alec's shirt and tie are back to buttoned and tied. See more »

Quotes

Alec Walker: [after being asked who was on the phone] I haven't the remotest notion. She calls me up every now and then and we talk. I call her my telephone dream girl. It's practically weird.
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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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thoroughly absorbing
5 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

The presence of Grant and Lombard drew me to this one on American Movie Classics, though I thought the script might a bit of a handkerchief-wringer. To my surprise the story was thoroughly absorbing and involving, as well as being a great study of the manners and mores of the era. And of course, Cary Grant and Carole Lombard carry the whole thing through with their wonderful performances. Well worth a see.


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