He Married His Wife (1940)

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Race horse owner pays so much attention to business he winds up divorced from his wife. His alimony payments are so steep he plots with his lawyer to get her married off.


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26 April 2015 | bkoganbing
5
| Got his mind on horses
He Married His Wife casts Joel McCrea and Nancy Kelly as a pair of amiable former marrieds who broke up for McCrea's love of the sport of kings. Now McCrea's nags are interfering with his alimony payments and Kelly feels compelled to have him jailed.

Only thing to do is get her married again which McCrea proposes to get Kelly hitched to their friend good old steady and reliable Lyle Talbot. The deed can be done at Mary Boland's place where the whole gang is spending a weekend.

In fact another possible candidate visits Boland, Cesar Romero from South America. This all shouldn't be a problem but complications arise from everyone present even from Roland Young who offers a lot of trenchant observations. Young is McCrea's attorney.

As screwball comedies go this is a mild and pleasant one. Someone with a real comedic touch like Irene Dunne or Carole Lombard might have got this rated higher. Best in this as she is in so many films is Mary Boland who just rises above the human condition into her own little world.

Fans of the leads should like this.

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