American couple Janet (Doris Day) and Mike (Rod Taylor) move to England for his business. She soon becomes paranoid that he is having an affair with his attractive secretary, and decides to get back at him by pretending she has been unfaithful.
Jane Osgood runs a lobster business, which supports her two young children. Railroad staff inattention ruins her shipment, so with her lawyer George, Jane sues Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the "meanest man in the world".
A remake of My Favourite Wife, originally begin filming with Marilyn Monroe as Something's Got To Give. After having not found his wife, Ellen, 7 years after a plane crash, lawyer, Nick Arden has Ellen declared legally dead; and also marries Bianca Steele. But Ellen is alive.Written by
Released in December, 1963, the movie makes a timely reference to a major historical event. When Doris Day is shown being rescued by the US Navy, an officer says that it was "the greatest Navy rescue since Gordon Cooper." This refers to the navy pickup at sea of astronaut Gordon Cooper returning from the sixth and last Mercury manned space mission on May 17, 1963. See more »
When Ellen wants to phone the house, the operator gives her the number. Later, Bianca gives her psychiatrist a different number. See more »
While on his honeymoon with a lusty, neurotic bride, widower James Garner discovers the hard way that first wife Doris Day is still very much alive. Enjoyable bedroom-farce, a remake of Cary Grant and Irene Dunne's "My Favorite Wife", has a colorful supporting cast, cute kids, a fine score by Lionel Newman and, of course, Day herself, shining brightly while going from happy to sad to frantic to sentimental. Despite some forced bits (shouting from Garner and the tired jokes with the irritated judge), it's a happily brawling slapstick comedy. I loved the scene where Doris, dressed like a sailor, sees her two daughters for the first time in years ("Are you a lady or a man?" they ask her) or when she sings them to sleep and one of the girls recognizes the song, but overcome by memories says she doesn't like it. Doris gives Polly Bergen the massage of her life, trades dry quips with Thelma Ritter, flirts with Don Knotts, and gives Chuck Conners a series of karate moves that leaves him floored. It's a comedic tour-de-force for the actress. *** from ****
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