Our Wife (1941 film)
|Directed by||John M. Stahl|
|Produced by||John M. Stahl|
|Written by||P. J. Wolfson|
|Based on||the 1933 play Our Wife|
by Lillian Day and Lyon Mearson
|Music by||Leo Shuken|
|Edited by||Gene Havlick|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|92 or 95 minutes|
Our Wife is a 1941 American romantic comedy film starring Melvyn Douglas, Ruth Hussey and Ellen Drew. When a composer comes up with a hit, his ex-wife sets out to break up his romance with another woman and get him back.
- Melvyn Douglas as Jerome "Jerry" Marvin
- Ruth Hussey as Professor Susan Drake
- Ellen Drew as Babe Marvin
- Charles Coburn as Professor Drake
- John Hubbard as Tom Drake
- Harvey Stephens as Dr. Cassell
- Theresa Harris as Hattie
Bosley Crowther panned the film in The New York Times, writing, "the idea is one which would barely carry a ten-minute vaudeville skit. 'Our Wife' has grounds to sue its writers for non-support." He did praise Hussey and Douglas's performances, "considering that they have very little, or nothing, to do it with", but felt that Drew was "pleasant to look on but hard to take as the crafty wife".
- Bosley Crowther (September 18, 1941). "' Our Wife,' a Slim Comic Effort, at the Paramount -- Tragedy Stalks Dr. Kildare, at Loew's Criterion". The New York Times.
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