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Day-Time Wife (1939)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 24 November 1939 (USA)
When a young wife discovers her husband of two years is involved with his beautiful secretary, she applies for a job as secretary to a business rival.

Director:

Gregory Ratoff

Writers:

Art Arthur (screen play), Robert Harari (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tyrone Power ... Ken Norton
Linda Darnell ... Jane
Warren William ... Bernard Dexter
Binnie Barnes ... Blanche
Wendy Barrie ... Kitty
Joan Davis ... Miss Applegate
Joan Valerie ... Mrs. Dexter
Leonid Kinskey ... Coco
Mildred Gover Mildred Gover ... Melbourne
Renie Riano ... Miss Briggs
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Storyline

When Jane Norton inadvertently discovers that Ken, her husband of two years, is dallying with his beautiful secretary, she decides to turn the tables by applying for a job as secretary to philandering architect Barney Dexter, an associate of her husband. Despite cynical advice from her friend Blanche, a three-time divorcée, Jane stays one step ahead of the amorous Dexter and uses Ken's jealousy to get him to renounce his extra-marital indiscretions. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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He had someone on the side, so did she! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Esposa de día See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Loretta Young rejected the female lead, refusing to take second billing. See more »

Quotes

Ken Norton: [after being awakened by his wife] My dreams don't do you justice.
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Connections

Referenced in Myra Breckinridge (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlight Serenade
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Glenn Miller
Lyrics by Mitchell Parish
Background music at the Sheepshead Bay restaurant
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ABSOLUTELY NOT awful.
25 March 2011 | by JimmyCagneySee all my reviews

Just 7 reviews on this one by the time I'm writing this, with a couple of them being very very negative.

Bla, bla, bla... 1939 was the best year in Hollywood history (since when? who said that?) ... bla, bla, bla...Tyrone Power is terrible... bla, bla, bla... they should have casted Cary Grant.

NONSENSE. The script is fairly good (as long as someone has seen a couple of 1930's films more than just "Holiday" and "Bringing Up Baby") and Tyrone Power is quite descent and very funny.

Furthermore, someone who has watched just a few of the dozens of romantic - screwball comedies of that era, would have known that there were MANY other male leads besides Cary Grant, actors who gave as wonderful performances as C.G. gave in some of his films. They would also know that even though Cary Grant was magnificent, he also had done some VERY BAD movies through the 30's.

Finally, a request for the IMDb stuff. It's terribly unfair for a movie to have on it's main page a 100 word review with the title "Simply awful!". Especially when this review gives absolutely no reasons on why the movie is "awful". The fact that 22/26 people who have read the review, DISAPPROVED it, speaks for itself.


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