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Father Takes a Wife (1941)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  3 October 1941 (USA)
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Frederick Osborne, Junior is slightly agitated because his father, Senior, is acting more like a college student than the president of a huge merchantile fleet. Senior reveals that he is ... See full summary »

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Leslie Collier
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Carlos
Helen Broderick ...
Aunt Julie
Florence Rice ...
Enid
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Vincent Stewart
Grady Sutton ...
Tailor
George Meader ...
Henderson (as George Meador)
Mary Treen ...
Secretary
Ruth Dietrich ...
Miss Patterson
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Frederick Osborne, Junior is slightly agitated because his father, Senior, is acting more like a college student than the president of a huge merchantile fleet. Senior reveals that he is going to marry Leslie Collier, the famous stage star, and Junior and his wife Enid are horrified and expect the worse from the hot-tempered father and the volatile actress. They have been married only five minutes before they have a quarrel, and have to be carried out of the house to begin a sea-voyage honeymoon. Carlos, a penniless stowaway with a high opinion of his singing ability, is invited to stay with Senior and his bride when they return to New York, the idea that sponsoring Carlos' career will give Leslie the limelight she promised to fore-go when she married Senior. The routine of arranging Carlos' debut disrupts the Osborne home and Senior goes home to the children. To save Senior's marriage, Junior and Enid invite Carlos to stay in their home. Junior too soon stalks out. Senior and ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Romance

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3 October 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El papá se casa  »

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Trivia

Swedish actress Signe Hasso and Argentine actor Alberto Vila were supposed to have made their American debuts in this film, but neither appeared. See more »

Goofs

Ruth Dietrich is billed onscreen as "Miss Patterson", but it is secretary 'Mary Treen' who is called by that name several times. See more »

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The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played by the band after the wedding
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Gloria Swanson's next to last Hollywood film
24 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was Swanson's supposed film comeback, followed ten years later by her last and quite different film, SUNSET BOULEVARD. A tightly scripted nutty comedy which probably played better on the stage where one line followed the other without long silent panning shots, it has Swanson playing familiar Hollywood names Adolf Menjou and Desi Arnaz, and stage personalities John Howard, Florence Rice and Helen Broderick.What makes the film enjoyable, to me, are the long, tight scenes so superbly played by Gloria and Desi, that their charisma creates comic genius. Beyond this, you have the potential of a very funny, nutty comedy which neither the director nor the camera operator seems to help make shine.


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