A young man in love with a girl from a rich family finds his unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long-suffering brother.
Ellen Arden arrives 7 years after being given up for dead in a shipwreck, to find her husband Nick just remarried to Bianca. The overjoyed Nick awkwardly tries to break the news gently to Bianca. But before he can do that, an unpleasant surprise--news that Ellen has spent the 7 years on a deserted island with fellow-survivor Burkett. Nick's jealousy tries to find out the truth. Hilarious confusion reigns before Nick chooses his favorite wife.Written by
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If a couple has young kids and then one spouse goes missing or dies, the remaining spouse would most definitely have many pictures of the missing or dead spouse all over the house, just so the children don't forget him or her. And it's a sure thing that the remaining parent would also have spent time with the kids going through old pictures and telling stories about the beloved missing or dead parent. That being true, how on earth would the children not have recognized Irene Dunne just from the pictures Cary Grant would most definitely have shown them, probably countless times, as well as from those most definitely on the walls? See more »
Cary Grant makes this the best of the numerous versions of the script -- later attempted as SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE (Marilyn Monroe's last film) and remade as MOVE OVER, DARLING.
Just the expressions Grant has on his face make this worth watching. It's a delightful look at him in a classic comic predicament -- a man who thinks his first wife is dead discovers on his honeymoon night with his second wife that wife #1 is still amongst the living. The next complication: she has spent 7 years with another man -- and Grant gets to do his best as the jealous husband.
This is just plain funny.
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