My Favorite Wife Overview:

My Favorite Wife (1940) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Garson Kanin and produced by Leo McCarey.

The film was based on the poem Enoch Arden written by Alfred (Lord) Tennyson published in 1864.

Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionVan Nest Polglase, Mark-Lee KirkNominated
Best Music - ScoringRoy WebbNominated
Best WritingBella Spewack, Samuel Spewack, Leo McCareyNominated
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Classic Films in Focus: MY FAVORITE WIFE (1940)

By Jennifer Garlen on Feb 2, 2018 From Virtual Virago

My Favorite Wife (1940) reunites stars Irene Dunne and Cary Grant after their first pairing as a comedic couple in The Awful Truth (1937), and once again there's both love and trouble. Grant plays a husband flummoxed by the return of his supposedly dead first wife on the very day that he marries his... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: MY FAVORITE WIFE (1940)

By Jennifer Garlen on Feb 2, 2018 From Virtual Virago

My Favorite Wife (1940) reunites stars Irene Dunne and Cary Grant after their first pairing as a comedic couple in The Awful Truth (1937), and once again there's both love and trouble. Grant plays a husband flummoxed by the return of his supposedly dead first wife on the very day that he marries his... Read full article


The Cary Grant Blogathon: My Favorite Wife (1940)

By Annmarie Gatti on Dec 1, 2016 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

?Make up your mind old man. You?re not allowed to have two wives, you know?? Like many Classic Movie fans, I just adore Cary Grant — and?I just adore about every film that he ever made in his 30+ year film career. He can play anything from suave, sophisticated and sexy — to befuddled, ne... Read full article


My Favorite Wife (1940)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 7, 2015 From 4 Star Films

This is a film that I arrived at by a rather roundabout route indeed. Let me explain. I genuinely loved Cary Grant and Irene Dunne’s chemistry in The Awful Truth, but I wanted to watch My Favorite Wife before moving onto their final film together Penny Serenade. Time passed and I found two oth... Read full article


My Favorite Wife (1940)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 7, 2015 From 4 Star Films

This is a film that I arrived at by a rather roundabout route indeed. Let me explain. I genuinely loved Cary Grant and Irene Dunne’s chemistry in The Awful Truth, but I wanted to watch My Favorite Wife before moving onto their final film together Penny Serenade. Time passed and I found two oth... Read full article


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Quotes from

Bianca Bates: In the name of heaven, tell me. What's wrong with me?


Nick Arden: I came here with my wife... hum... my bride really. Now my wife, not my bride... my wife... Why should I bore you with details?
Hotel clerk: I won't be bored.
Nick Arden: Listen, it's just simple as A B C.
Hotel clerk: Don't tell me you got someone in B?


Nick Arden: The moment I saw you I knew...
Ellen Wagstaff Arden aka Eve: I bet you say that to all your wives.


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Facts about

Cary Grant wears a leopard print smoking jacket throughout much of the last third of the film. He was just coming off the huge flop Bringing Up Baby in which the titular character is a leopard.
Cary Grant and Randolph Scott, who play rivals in this film, lived together for twelve years from 1932 to 1944.
The hotel in the mountains is clearly meant to be the AhWahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park. Its kitchen has won prizes and they serve an elaborate Christmas dinner, but it's expensive and you need to book about a year in advance.
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