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

- Of course it is.

- How's Nicky?

- Nicky?

Yes. Your son, my husband.

He's all right, isn't he?

- Oh, yes. Nicky's fine. Fine.

- Oh, good.

Ellen, where have you been?

Latitude 12, longitude 128.

I'd still be there if a Portuguese freighter

hadn't wandered 200 miles off-course.


It was a very small freighter. Very dirty.

- Mother?

- Yes?

- May I have a bath?

- Of course, dear.

Right now.

- I'm sorry I gave you such a fright.

- Oh, it was nothing.

Oh, that's new, isn't it?

Oh, I like that.

I'm so confused,

I don't know where to begin.

- Oh, by the way, how was my funeral?

- Lovely.

- Dr. Blake preached a wonderful sermon.

- Oh, I wish I'd been there.

Oh, this was wonderful.

First hot bath in years.

- Tell me about Nicky. Handsome as ever?

- I think so.

- Prosperous?

- Oh, yes.

Where is he now, still at the office?

Ellen, there's something

I've got to tell you.

Nick's married again.

He is?

- Is she nice?

- No.

Do I know her? Nancy Beal, I'll bet.

She always had her eye...

No. He met this one on the boat,

when he went to look for you.

On the b...

That's one thing I never thought of...

...Nick's marrying again.

- Just how long did he wait?

- Well, he got married this morning.

- This morning?

- Went off to Yosemite for the honeymoon.

Don't say they're at the same hotel we...

Well, Nick had some business

in San Francisco.

What are you going to do?

- Have you got anything I can wear?

- I saved a few of your old things.

- Good. Think we can find something nice?

- I think so. Maybe a little long, but...

Oh, I wonder, do planes fly to Yosemite?

- Yes. What are you going to do?

- I don't know, but I hope I'm not too late.

- Is Mr. Arden here?

- Yes, madam?

- Mr. Nicholas Arden?

- No, Mr. Arden hasn't arrived yet.

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