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Remake of 1938's "My Favorite Wife" has widower Garner having his wife Ellen (Day) declared legally dead five years after a plane crash. He remarries, only to have Ellen turn up on his mother's doorstep. Turns out she was stranded on a desert island for those years, and she wasn't alone. Fluffy but enjoyable Day vehicle is the second attempt to remake "Wife," after the ill-fated "Something's Gotta Give," the film Marilyn Monroe was working on when she died. Garner and Day are fine, but are often upstaged by the excellent supporting cast.

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Available on Running time 103 minutes.

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Genres
Romantic Comedy, Widows & Widowers, Law & Lawyers, Marriage, In-Laws, Newlyweds, Reunited, Honeymoon, I'm Not Dead, Yet!, Order in the Court, Adapted from a Play
Screenplay
Hal Kanter, Leo McCarey, Jack Sher
Cast
Doris Day, James Garner, Polly Bergen, Thelma Ritter, Chuck Connors, Fred Clark, Don Knotts, Edgar Buchanan, Elliott Reid, John Astin, Pat Harrington, Eddie Quillan, Max (Casey Adams) Showalter, Alvy Moore
Cinematography
Daniel F. Fapp
Director
Michael Gordon
Music
Lionel Newman

Awards

Golden Globes 1963: Actress--Mus./Comedy (Day).

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