Cinema: The New Pictures: May 20, 1940

Last fortnight Hollywood reworked two of its favorite ways of handling one of its favorite themes—the loonier side of matrimony. The reworkings were entitled The Doctor Takes a Wife (Columbia) and My Favorite Wife (R. K. 0.).

The Doctor Takes a Wife tells about a personable youth and an attractive girl who are mutually repelled at first glance, then forced by circumstances to pretend they are man & wife. To their embarrassment and their fiances' annoyance, they endure congratulations, pet publicly, share the same lodgings. Their sleeping quarters are, of course, conspicuously separate....

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