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Move Over, Darling (1963)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 25 December 1963 (USA)
After five years lost at sea, a missing wife thought long dead returns just after her husband remarries.

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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 swept off her lifeboat, her body never recovered. Fast forward five years. Nicky, wanting 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 asks the Navy not to publicize her rescue nor notify Nicky as she wants to do so herself. Upon arrival back home, a shocked Grace Arden (Nicky's mother) informs Ellen that Nicky just got remarried ... Written by Huggo

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Something's Gotta Give  »

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The Arden's house - which was originally built for Something's Got To Give - is a (very accurate) recreation of 'Something's' director's home; George Cukor. There were some slight changes between it's use in 'Something,' and here in Move Over, Darling' most notably the pool's perimeter was painted, and also as Ellen (Doris Day) first walks to the pool area, the house (on the left side) has a (far back) door, and a 2nd door, and some shrubs. When it was in 'Something,' the shrubs were actually an open-sided space, with part of the house's upper-stories overhanging it. See more »

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At the Monterrey hotel, the sun is coming from above, but the clouds in the background are lit from the sun setting behind them. See more »

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Nicholas Arden: [describing Ellen's memorial service] There wasn't a dry eye in the congregation.
Ellen Wagstaff Arden: Oh, gosh, I wish I'd been there.
Nicholas Arden: I-if you had been there, there wouldn't have been a service.
Ellen Wagstaff Arden: Oh. That's right.
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Referenced in The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter (2009) See more »

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Bridal Chorus (Here Comes The Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played as part of the score when James Garner and Polly Bergen arrive at the hotel
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Great mid-century classic
19 September 2004 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie epitomizes the blind optimism of the mid-century era. Its one of the perfect movies for Vintage and Mid-Century collectors. This is a remake of the uncompleted Marilyn Monroe/Dean Martin version (which is available in its

incomplete form in the Marilyn Monroe Diamond Collection) The Monroe

version wasn't finished because she died during filming after many on set

problems, it was slated to be finished ans just before filming she died! Having seen the monroe version and this as well, I have to say both are great in their own ways, the shots are almost identical, the dialogue as well, but casting

makes all the difference! The Day/Garner version has a much more wholesome/ happy vibe to it that for me is the hallmark of movies of the Mid-century era. You half expect to hear someone say "golly gee willikers"! or something corny like that. Doris Day delivers a performance that only Day can and Garner is the

unsung hero of this kind of genre movie, he had great comic timing, he was

dashing and personable without ever coming off as too sleazy or smarmy. I

really ache to see this one on DVD, especially if they are kind enough to include some fantastic extras!!!


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