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Move Over, Darling (1963)

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Three years into their loving marriage with two infant daughters at home in Los Angeles, Nicholas Arden and Ellen Wagstaff Arden are on a plane that goes down in the South Pacific. Although... See full summary »

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Three years into their loving marriage with two infant daughters at home in Los Angeles, Nicholas Arden and Ellen Wagstaff Arden are on a plane that goes down in the South Pacific. Although most passengers manage to survive the incident, Ellen presumably perishes when she is swept off the lifeboat she is on. Her body is not recovered. Fast forward five years. Nicky, wanting now to move on with his life, has Ellen declared legally dead. Part of that moving on includes getting remarried, this time to a young woman named Bianca Steele, who, for their honeymoon, he plans to take to the same Monterrey resort where he and Ellen spent their honeymoon. On that very same day, Ellen is dropped off in Los Angeles by the Navy, who rescued her from the South Pacific island where she was stranded for the past five years. She asked the Navy not to publicize her rescue or notify Nicky as she wanted to do so herself. Upon arrival back home, a shocked Grace Arden, Nicky's mother, informs Ellen that ... Written by Huggo

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25 December 1963 (USA)  »

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Something's Gotta Give  »

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The movie that Ellen (Doris Day) describes to Bianca (Polly Bergen) while giving her a massage is My Favorite Wife (1940), of which this is a remake. See more »

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When Grace faints, Ellen takes some roses out of a vase to sprinkle water on her. When it doesn't work, she sets the flowers down on a chair. Later she goes to make a phone call, and sits in the chair, and the flowers appear on the table instead. See more »

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Judge Bryson: [To Nick] You mean your own mother charged you with bigamy?
Grace Arden: I certainly did.
Judge Bryson: I hope you remember this on Mothers' Day.
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Bridal Chorus (Here Comes The Bride)
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Music by Richard Wagner
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James Garner is sooo hot and Doris shines as usual!
11 August 1999 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

Despite my not being around when this was released, (I am 14) James Garner is really a dish. I enjoyed this movie a lot. It was done in a way you don't see anymore. James and Doris look so cute together. I really liked the story and am hoping to see the original with Cary Grant/Irene Dunne. I especially have a place in my heart for Doris Day's 60's comedies and I rank this with the best of them. I love the car wash scene...It was so cute. And Doris's and James's jealousies at what they had been doing when they were away, (just the measures they took), just was funny. If you wanna feel good, watch this movie!!!


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