Guest Wife (1945)

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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 »

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  • Don Ameche and Claudette Colbert in Guest Wife (1945)
  • Claudette Colbert and Dick Foran in Guest Wife (1945)
  • Don Ameche, Claudette Colbert, Dick Foran, and Robert Emmett Keane in Guest Wife (1945)
  • Don Ameche, Claudette Colbert, and Dick Foran in Guest Wife (1945)
  • Don Ameche, Claudette Colbert, and Dick Foran in Guest Wife (1945)
  • Don Ameche, Claudette Colbert, and Charles Dingle in Guest Wife (1945)

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20 April 2010 | rick_7
Passable comedy, but it's hardly Midnight
Guest Wife (Sam Wood, 1945) reunites the stars of the brilliant romantic comedy Midnight, as happily married Claudette Colbert ends up spending an inordinate amount of time posing as the wife of her husband's best friend (Don Ameche) in a bid to save the guy's job. It's OK, but the comic situations are often more stressful than funny, and the usually reliable Ameche is both cartoonish and flat. Still, Colbert does her best with the material, while character comedians Charles Dingle and Grant Mitchell work wonders in their supporting parts. Dozens of familiar faces crop up in small roles, including Irving Bacon, Harry Hayden and Chester Clute, playing a town gossip accused of voyeurism. The climactic sight gag is the best joke in the film.

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