Father Takes a Wife

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Father Takes a Wife
Directed by Jack Hively
Produced by Lee Marcus
Screenplay by Dorothy Fields
Herbert Fields
Starring Adolphe Menjou
Gloria Swanson
Music by Roy Webb
Gene Rose
Cinematography Robert De Grasse
Edited by George Hively
Release date
  • October 3, 1941 (1941-10-03) (U.S.)[1]
Running time
79 min.
Country United States
Language English

Father Takes a Wife is a 1941 American comedy film starring Gloria Swanson and Adolphe Menjou. It lost $104,000 at the box office.[2] Silent screen queen Gloria Swanson returned to films after a seven-year absence. Eight years later, Swanson staged another comeback in the classic Sunset Boulevard (1950).

Plot summary[edit]

Senior (Adolphe Menjou) is as a middle-aged widowed shipping magnate, who falls in love with celebrated actress Leslie Collier (Gloria Swanson) and marries her after a whirlwind courtship.[3]



  1. ^ "Father Takes a Wife: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ Richard Jewell & Vernon Harbin, The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982. p163
  3. ^ http://www.allmovie.com/movie/father-takes-a-wife-v91124

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