Navy Wife (1956)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Director Edward Bernds proved that he was capable of handling a different sort of comedy than the "Bowery Boys" and "Three Stooges" brand in Navy Wife. The film is set in postwar Japan, where Peg Blain (Joan Bennett) and her daughter Debby (Judy Nugent) join Peg's commanding-officer husband Jack (Gary Merrill). Impressed by the independence and self-reliance of Peg and Debby, the local Japanese wives begin demanding the same rights and privileges as their American counterparts. Things come to a head--and a resolution--at a military Christmas party. If the reader is wondering what Joan Bennett is doing in a low-budget Allied Artists film, it is because the producer was Bennett's then-husband Walter Wanger. Navy Wife was based on Mother Sir, a novel by Tats Blain.

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America, cross-cultural-relations, Equal-Rights, group, homemaker, husband, independence, Japan, marriage, military, Navy, obedience, officer, problems, revolution, wife, witness, woman