Meet the Missus (1937)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners, Satire  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Meet the Missus poked fun at the contest crazes of the 1930s. Helen Broderick stars as a woman who spends every spare moment entering contests, much to the discomfort of her browbeaten hubby Victor Moore, who is left with all the housework. She finally makes the finals in the "Happy Noodles Housewives" championship. The contest rules require that Helen and Victor head for Atlantic City. Helen makes such a nuisance of herself that the judges award her the grand prize just to get rid of her. The totally unnecessary young-lover subplot in Meet the Missus was handled by Anne Shirley (as Helen and Victor's daughter) and Alan Bruce.

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contest, marriage, housework, husband-and-wife, competition, family, home, homemaker, winner, role-switching