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: Sometimes I think I'm going mad. Stark, staring mad!


Judge Walter Bryson: Who are you?
Stephen Burkett: Well, your honor...
Nick Arden: Oh, he was on the island with her. He's not important to this case.
Judge Walter Bryson: I'll decide what's important to the case. What island?
Nick Arden: The island where my wife stayed for seven years, your honor.
Judge Walter Bryson: They were on an island together for seven years?
Nick Arden: Yes, your honor.
Judge Walter Bryson: Not alone?
Nick Arden: Yes.
Judge Walter Bryson: Hmm. Same island?
Nick Arden: Yes.
Judge Walter Bryson: Is that in the brief?
Nick Arden: No, your honor!
Judge Walter Bryson: Oh, that should be in the brief. That's the most interesting part of the case.


Nick Arden: Do you ride in cabs or do you just ride alongside!


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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.
"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 7, 1950 with Cary Grant and Irene Dunne reprising their film roles.
Leo McCarey was supposed to direct the film, but shortly before the filming began he was injured in an automobile accident, and had to hand over the direction to Garson Kanin.
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