My Favorite Wife

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Garson Kanin
Production: RKO Radio Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min

- I don't wanna go in.

Boy, it's like an iceberg in here.

- Hello.

- Hello.

- Hello there.

- Hello.

Are you a lady or a man?

- Well, I used to be a lady.

- Are you a sailor?

- A lady sailor?

- Well...

My mother was like a sailor.

She went down at sea.

- Oh, he's always boasting.

- I am not boasting.

My mother drowned in the Pacific Ocean.

We're not supposed to know.

- Do you miss her very much?

- Oh, sure.

- Would you like to have her back?

- Can't have her back. She's drowned.

I'm a human fly.

We put flowers on her grave

every Easter with Daddy.

- You do?

- Then Daddy buys us burgers and root beer.

- Do you mind those braces very much?

- Yes, I do.

Daddy says he doesn't want her

to grow up and look like a moose.

What a thing to say.

Well, hello.

- Come here, Corky.

- Oh, how are you?

- Corky, get away from there.

- He never acts that way with strangers.

My, you've gotten fat.

Sure, he's fat. He's old.

He's as old as me.

Corky, do as I tell you.

Is your grandmother in?

I forgot. We're not allowed

to talk to strangers.

- Is your grandmother in?

- Pardon me. We can't talk to strangers.

Come here, Corky. Come on.

Come on, Corky. Come on.

Come on. Attaboy! the exchange department.

I've already phoned them.

They know all about it.

You'll find the package in my room.

I want you to get flowers for the bedrooms.

- Any particular kind, Ma?

- I think she likes tea roses.

- Yes, Ma.

- That's all.

- Yes? What is it?

- Hello, darling.


Good heavens. Ellen!

Now, now. Now, take it easy.

Here, take some of this.

Come on. It'll do you good.


- You all right, Ma?

- I can't believe it. I just can't believe it.

- Bless your heart.

- After all these years, it just isn't possible.

- Oh, is it really you, Ellen?

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