Classis Film Tuesday: My Favorite Wife

1940 – Comedy


Tuesday, August 14

  • 1:00pm

Free Show


“Ninety minutes of delightfully irrational comedy.” – TIME Magazine 

This hilarious retread of the old “Enoch Arden” legend stars Irene Dunne as Ellen, who returns home to her husband Nick (Cary Grant) and children Tim (Ann Shoemaker) and Chinch (Mary Lou Harrington) after being marooned on a desert island for seven years. Thing of it is, Ellen has been declared legally dead, and Nick has taken unto himself a second wife, the bitchy Bianca (Gail Patrick). Upon discovering that Ellen is still alive, Nick is on the verge of a tender reunion-until it discovers that she spent those seven lost years in the company of handsome Mr. Barkett (Randolph Scott). The superb supporting cast includes Granville Bates as a flummoxed judge, Chester Clute as a meek shoe salesman whom Ellen tries to pass off as Barkett, and Donald MacBride as a beetle-browed honeymoon-hotel clerk.

Genre: Comedy    Rating: NR     Runtime: 88 min     Language: English

Sponsored by: The Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Foundation