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Guest Wife (1945)

Christopher Price, a small-town bank executive, continues to be loyal to and idolize his boyhood friend, Joseph Jefferson Parker, a famous war correspondent. But Chris's wife, Mary, is none... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Wood

Writers:

John D. Klorer (original screenplay) (as John Klorer), Bruce Manning (original screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Claudette Colbert ... Mary Price
Don Ameche ... Joseph Jefferson 'Joe' Parker
Dick Foran ... Christopher Price (as Richard Foran)
Charles Dingle ... Arthur Truesdale Worth
Grant Mitchell ... House Detective
Wilma Francis ... Susy
Chester Clute ... Urban Nichols
Irving Bacon ... Nosey Stationmaster
Hal K. Dawson Hal K. Dawson ... Dennis
Edward Fielding ... Arnold
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Storyline

Christopher Price, a small-town bank executive, continues to be loyal to and idolize his boyhood friend, Joseph Jefferson Parker, a famous war correspondent. But Chris's wife, Mary, is none to fond of Joe and tired of her husband's idolizing. On the eve of the Price's second-honeymoon trip to New York City, Joe arrives and tells Chris that he needs someone to pose as his wife in order to fool his boss in NYC, who thinks Joe got married to an overseas woman while on an assignment. Chris pushes Mary into posing as Joe's wife. In New York, this leads to many complications and misunderstandings, with Mary finally deciding to teach Chris and Joe a lesson by making them believe she is in love with Joe. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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SHE SEES EVERYTHING SHE SHOULDN'T...WHEN SHE'S A LEND-LEASE WIFE! (orihinal window card-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lo que desea toda mujer See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Greentree Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 20, 1946 with Claudette Colbert and Dick Foran reprising their film roles. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Claudette Colbert (1962) See more »

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Don Ameche shines!
17 May 2001 | by Maxi-14See all my reviews

Don Ameche steals the show in this black and white romantic comedy. Don Ameche is in wonderful form. He not only delivers his lines with perfection but his use of his eyes makes his character, Joe, come to life. This movie promises many laughs. Claudette Colbert also offers up a good performance as Mary, the wife that Joe borrows from his best friend Chris.


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