Meet the Wife (1931)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Two holdovers from the silent-film era top the cast of Columbia's Meet the Wife. Laura La Plante and Lew Cody are cast respectively as scatterbrained wife Gertrude Lennox and Getrude's first husband Phillip Lord. Long believed dead, Lord returns from the ashes as a successful writer. Meanwhile, poor Gertrude has taken a second husband, Harvey Lennox (Harry Myers). When the heroine proves incapable of choosing between her two spouses, Phillip and Harvey put their heads together to come up with a solution of their own. A subplot concerns the romantic travails of Gertrude's sister Doris (Joan Marsh), who is ardently pursued by gormless juvenile Gregory Brown (William Janney) and silly-ass Englishman Victor Staunton (Claud Allister). Meet the Wife is based on the play of the same name by Lynn Starling.

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confusion, death, family, family-member, husband, wife