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You Belong to Me (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 22 October 1941 (USA)
A jealous and insecure newlywed man interferes with his wife's medical work in order to prevent her from seeing attractive male patients.

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Helen Hunt
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Peter Kirk
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Billings
Roger Clark ...
Frederick Vandemer
Ruth Donnelly ...
Emma
Melville Cooper ...
Moody
Ralph Peters ...
Joseph
Maude Eburne ...
Ella
Renie Riano ...
Minnie
Ellen Lowe ...
Eva
Mary Treen ...
Doris
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Robert Andrews
Fritz Feld ...
Hotel Clerk
Paul Harvey ...
Barrows
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Storyline

On a ski trip, rich, idle Peter Kirk pursues and falls (literally) for Helen Hunt, M.D. After a courtship of hypochondria, she agrees to marry him on the condition that she continue to practice medicine. But will jealous Peter be able to reconcile himself to his wife's seeing male patients? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Meet the bride who wouldn't stay for breakfast! (Trade paper ad). See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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22 October 1941 (USA)  »

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The Doctor's Husband  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The last filming pairing of Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck. See more »

Quotes

Billings: Imagination is a wonderful thing; without it, women would wither like prunes.
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Remade as Emergency Wedding (1950) See more »

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Odd romantic comedy has a hard time making any sense...
19 August 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

BARBARA STANWYCK and HENRY FONDA give their all to this worthless little romantic comedy that gives the jealousy angle a workout, with millionaire Fonda becoming insanely jealous of his wife's contact with her male patients while he does virtually nothing for a living.

It's supposed to be hilarious but more often than not it hits a sour note. Fonda is not too likable as a magnificent dope and underplays his role with his usual combination of humility and straightforwardness. His role is so absurd you wish the writers had thought of a more realistic jealousy angle for most of the movie.

RUTH DONNELLY does nicely as a loyal friend, as does EDGAR BUCHANAN as the gardener who speaks words of wisdom. Too bad wisdom isn't more characteristic of the script.

Despite the floundering script, Stanwyck and Fonda make the whole thing look better than it actually is. They have good chemistry together and make the most of whatever humor there is.

A good word too for MELVILLE COOPER as the stuffy butler. But all of them are really wasting their time in this silly romantic comedy.


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