Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
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My Wife Geraldine 

A man learns that he is suspected of murdering his wife, whom he now claims never existed.

Director:

Robert Florey

Writers:

Lawrence B. Marcus (screenplay) (as Larry Marcus), Lawrence B. Marcus (story) (as Larry Marcus)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Charles Boyer ... Mr. Graham
Porter Hall ... J. R. Martin
Una Merkel ... Rose Barton
Noreen Nash ... Salesgirl
Jim Hayward Jim Hayward ... Mr. Blake
Don Dillaway ... Mr. Peters
Barbara Woodell ... Neighbor
William Boyett ... Interne (as Bill Boyett)
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Storyline

A middle aged man finally catches a break when he's offered a great job, but he must be married because the boss demands stability. He goes about the job of fabricating "Geraldine" and does such a great job that people actually start to think they've met her. It all unravels when he suffers an accident and his wife is nowhere to be found. Now, people think he's murdered the woman who never existed. Written by Jay Phelps <jaynashvil@aol.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1952 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Four Star Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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At first it was an innocent lie...
23 February 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"My Wife Geraldine" is a very well acted episode of "Four Star Playhouse" that stars Charles Boyer. I did enjoy the show quite a bit but I also found the ending a bit disappointing.

The show begins with Mr. Graham telling his landlady (Una Merkle) about his 'wife'. It seems he was out of work and having trouble finding a job. However, Mr. Martin (Porter Hall) is happy to give him a job but also seems interested in hiring only happily married men. So, Graham made up a wife and went to great lengths to make it look like he had one. This worked for a while, but when folks insisted on meeting her, it got crazy. Since he didn't have one, folks started thinking maybe he'd done something to her! How he works it out is for you to discover...or not.

I generally liked this show. The three main actors were all quite good. The ending, however, seemed sappy and made you wonder if Mr. Graham was just nuts! Disappointing when seen as a whole.


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