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Thumbnail for My Favourite Wife (1940) My Favourite Wife (1940)

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Notable as: Screwball comedySub-Category: Black-and-white, Romance Film, Romantic comedy, Screwball comedy, ComedyRuntime: 88 - 89 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Garson KaninScreenwriter: Garson Kanin, Samuel Spewack, Bella SpewackMusic: Roy WebbCinematography: Rudolph MatéStars: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott, Gail Patrick, Scotty Beckett, Pedro de Cordoba, Ann Shoemaker, Donald MacBride, Granville Bates, Jean Acker, Leon BelascoProducer: Leo McCareyStudio: RKO PicturesAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Black and White (Van Nest Polglase)
Academy Award for Best Original Score (Roy Webb)
Academy Award for Best Story (Leo McCarey, Bella Spewack, Samuel Spewack)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

My Favorite Wife is a 1940 screwball comedy produced and co-written by Leo McCarey and directed by Garson Kanin. The picture stars Irene Dunne as a woman who returns to her husband and children after being shipwrecked on a tropical island for several years, and Cary Grant as her husband. The story is an adaptation of Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem "Enoch Arden"; in tribute, the main characters' last name is Arden. The supporting cast features Gail Patrick as the woman Grant's character has just married when his actual wife abruptly turns up and Randolph Scott as the man with whom his wife had been trapped on the island.

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