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The Goose and the Gander (1935)

Wife #1 wants ex-husband to catch second wife being unfaithful.


Alfred E. Green


Charles Kenyon (story and screenplay)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kay Francis ... Georgiana
George Brent ... Bob McNear
Genevieve Tobin ... Betty
John Eldredge ... Lawrence
Claire Dodd ... Connie
Ralph Forbes ... Ralph Summers
Helen Lowell ... Aunt Julia
Spencer Charters ... Winkelsteinberger
William Austin ... Arthur Summers
Eddie Shubert ... Sweeney
Charles Coleman ... Jones - Butler
Olive Jones Olive Jones ... Miriam Brent
Bill Elliott ... Teddy (as Gordon Elliott)
John Sheehan ... Murphy
Wade Boteler ... Sprague - Hotel Detective


Wife #1 wants ex-husband to catch second wife being unfaithful.

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The Most Glamorous Story of a Beautiful Girl Who Loved and Lost...Her Temper!


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Release Date:

21 September 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Favorita See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Little Things You Used to Do
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Georgiana and Ralph are out on the terrace
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Fun adult situation theme from the 1930's
27 June 2006 | by johno-21See all my reviews

The best thing about this romantic comedy is how good it looks thanks to cinematographer Sidney Hickok. This 1935 but the interior scenes look like they were shot in the 1950's. Hickok was a brilliant cinematographer whose career began in the silents and he would go on to shoot such films as The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, To Have and Have Not, A slight Case of Murder, Gentleman Jim and the sci-fi classic Them. Charles Kenyon wrote the story and the screenplay about a woman who overhears the woman who stole away her husband planning a weekend affair with another man so she hatches an elaborate plan to embarrass the woman and her ex by diverting the cheating couple to her home and getting her ex to come over to catch them. Another couple who are jewel thieves are inadvertently lured into her trap and things start getting complicated. It's a good story and a good cast with Kay Francis, George Bret, Genevieve Tobin, John Eldredge, Claire Dodd, Ralph Forbes, William Austin and Helen Lowell. With the rampant infidelity theme this story was probably written with pre-code Hollywood in mind but with the code going into effect the year before it's release it was filmed as a little less salacious. Alfred E. Green who would make such films as The Jolson Story and The Jackie Robinson Story directs. it's a fun little film and I would give it a 7.0 out of 10.

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