Father Takes a Wife

Father Takes a Wife is a 1941 American comedy film starring Gloria Swanson and Adolphe Menjou. Silent screen queen Gloria Swanson returned to films after a seven-year absence. Eight years later, Swanson staged another comeback in the classic Sunset Boulevard (1950).

Father Takes a Wife
Directed byJack Hively
Produced byLee Marcus
Screenplay byDorothy Fields
Herbert Fields
StarringAdolphe Menjou
Gloria Swanson
Music byRoy Webb
Gene Rose
CinematographyRobert De Grasse
Edited byGeorge Hively
Production
company
Release date
  • October 3, 1941 (1941-10-03) (U.S.)[1]
Running time
79 min.
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

PlotEdit

Senior (Adolphe Menjou) is a middle-aged widowed shipping magnate, who falls in love with celebrated actress Leslie Collier (Gloria Swanson) and marries her after a whirlwind courtship.[2]

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ReceptionEdit

The film lost $104,000 at the box office.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Father Takes a Wife: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 14, 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.allmovie.com/movie/father-takes-a-wife-v91124
  3. ^ Richard Jewell & Vernon Harbin, The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982. p163

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