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Guest Wife (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 27 July 1945 (USA)
A newspaper correspondent who has convinced his publisher he is married implores his friend's wife to pose as his bride.

Director:

Sam Wood

Writers:

John D. Klorer (original screenplay) (as John Klorer), Bruce Manning (original screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Claudette Colbert ... Mary Price
Don Ameche ... Joseph Jefferson 'Joe' Parker
Dick Foran ... Christopher Price (as Richard Foran)
Charles Dingle ... Arthur Truesdale Worth
Grant Mitchell ... House Detective
Wilma Francis ... Susy
Chester Clute ... Urban Nichols
Irving Bacon ... Nosey Stationmaster
Hal K. Dawson Hal K. Dawson ... Dennis
Edward Fielding ... Arnold
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Christopher Price, a small-town bank executive, continues to be loyal to and idolize his boyhood friend, Joseph Jefferson Parker, a famous war correspondent. But Chris's wife, Mary, is none to fond of Joe and tired of her husband's idolizing. On the eve of the Price's second-honeymoon trip to New York City, Joe arrives and tells Chris that he needs someone to pose as his wife in order to fool his boss in NYC, who thinks Joe got married to an overseas woman while on an assignment. Chris pushes Mary into posing as Joe's wife. In New York, this leads to many complications and misunderstandings, with Mary finally deciding to teach Chris and Joe a lesson by making them believe she is in love with Joe. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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SHE SEES EVERYTHING SHE SHOULDN'T...WHEN SHE'S A LEND-LEASE WIFE! (orihinal window card-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Film was produced in part with financing from New Jersey bootlegger/gangster Abner "Longy" Zwillman who was a boyfriend of Jean Harlow. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Claudette Colbert (1962) See more »

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Yawn
22 November 2016 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

Dick Foran (Christopher) is happily married to Claudette Colbert (Mary) but will do anything for pal Don Ameche (Joe). Ameche needs a wife to impress his boss and so Chris lends him Mary. Hilarity ensues. Or does it?

I'll answer that right now – no it doesn't. This is a weak and boring comedy. I fell asleep because it was so dull. Foran is a complete duffus that you can't relate to and Colbert plays it as a silly schoolgirl acting out juvenile frolics. The relationship between Foran and Ameche is based on some kind of retarded fraternity bonding whereby they play immature games with each other for one-upmanship – a kibble. We are subjected to this stupid notion of a kibble on several occasions and it really wound me up. There are rare moments of comedy that actually work but it's all under par given the cast. Pretty boring stuff.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sam Wood's Guest Wife See more »

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Production Co:

Greentree Productions See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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