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Father Takes a Wife

  • Comedy
  • Romance
  • 1941
  • Jack Hively
  • 79 mins
  • A

Summary

Frederick Osborne, Junior is slightly agitated because his father, Senior, is acting more like a college student than the president of a huge merchantile fleet. Senior reveals that he is going to marry Leslie Collier, the famous stage star, and Junior and his wife Enid are horrified and expect the worse from the hot-tempered father and the volatile actress. They have been married only five minutes before they have a quarrel, and have to be carried out of the house to begin a sea-voyage honeymoon. Carlos, a penniless stowaway with a high opinion of his singing ability, is invited to stay with Senior and his bride when they return to New York, the idea that sponsoring Carlos' career will give Leslie the limelight she promised to fore-go when she married Senior. The routine of arranging Carlos' debut disrupts the Osborne home and Senior goes home to the children. To save Senior's marriage, Junior and Enid invite Carlos to stay in their home. Junior too soon stalks out. Senior and Junior's solution to save their marriages is to finance Carlos' career in the farthest-away place they can find, and still effect a reconciliation with the wives.

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Credits

Cast

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Frederick Osborne SeniorAdolphe Menjou
Leslie Collier OsborneGloria Swanson
Frederick Osborne JuniorJohn Howard
Carlos BardezDesi Arnaz
Aunt JulieHelen Broderick
Enid OsborneFlorence Rice
Vincent StewartNeil Hamilton
TailorGrady Sutton
HendersonGeorge Meader
SecretaryMary Treen

Crew

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DirectorJack Hively
WriterDorothy Fields
WriterHerbert Fields
ProducerLee S. Marcus
EditorGeorge Hively

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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