Part Time Wife (1930)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy, Sports Comedy  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This early Leo McCarey effort was tradeshown as Shepper-Newfounder, but wiser heads prevailed and the film was ultimately released as Part-Time Wife. Co-scripted by McCarey, the story concentrates of neglectful husband Jim Murdock (Edmund Lowe) and his frustrated wife Betty (Leila Hyams). For lack of anything else to do, Betty takes up golf, soon achieving professional status. Meanwhile, Jim's doctor advises him to start playing golf as an outlet for his frustrations. Sure enough, Jim and Betty are reteamed on the links, and all is well -- for everyone except Betty's erstwhile beau Tommy Milligan (Tom Clifford). Part-Time Wife was remade in 1938 as Change of Heart.

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marital-problems, golf, neglect, wife, career, reunion