A funny thing happens to newlywed Nick Arden on his way to the honeymoon suite. He meets his wife. No, not his bride. He meets the wife who was lost at sea seven years ago and presumed dead. All aboard for a spinning marriage-go-round! Cary Grant, the screen's ideal combination of romantic hunk and comedy buffoon, plays flabbergasted Nick. Radiant Irene Dunne, Grant's The Awful Truth and Penny Serenade co-star, plays the returned wife who cagily sets out to reclaim her former life. And Randolph Scott and Gail Patrick add to the marital mixup as Nick goes from having one wife to two to none to one. The right one. Of all the giddy screwball comedies ever made, this remains an enduring favorite.
When his wife is believed dead after seven years missing at sea, a dashing attorney marries again only to have his first wife suddenly appear on his honeymoon night. Remade as the Doris Day starrer, MOVE OVER DARLING. Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Original Story.
Cary Grant and Irene Dunne, originally teamed in the 1937 comedy "The Awful Truth", are back for more fun. This time, a wife who has been apart from her husband and kids for seven years (after getting marooned on an island) returns to her home and family -- on the very day her husband is about to marry another woman!