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Father Takes a Wife (1941)

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79 min | Comedy, Romance

Frederick Osborne, Junior is slightly agitated because his father, Senior, is acting more like a college student than the president of a huge merchantile fleet. Senior reveals that he is going to marry Leslie Collier, the famous stage star...See moreFrederick Osborne, Junior is slightly agitated because his father, Senior, is acting more like a college student than the president of a huge merchantile fleet. Senior reveals that he is going to marry Leslie Collier, the famous stage star, and Junior and his wife Enid are horrified and expect the worse from the hot-tempered father and the volatile actress. They have been married only five minutes before they have a quarrel, and have to be carried out of the house to begin a sea-voyage honeymoon. Carlos, a penniless stowaway with a high opinion of his singing ability, is invited to stay with Senior and his bride when they return to New York, the idea that sponsoring Carlos' career will give Leslie the limelight she promised to fore-go when she married Senior. The routine of arranging Carlos' debut disrupts the Osborne home and Senior goes home to the children. To save Senior's marriage, Junior and Enid invite Carlos to stay in their home. Junior too soon stalks out. Senior and Junior's solution to save their marriages is to finance Carlos' career in the farthest-away place they can find, and still effect a reconciliation with the wives. Written by Les Adams See less
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Director
Writers
Dorothy Fields (screen play) | Herbert Fields (screen play)
Producer
Lee S. Marcus (as Lee Marcus)
Composer
Cinematographer
Robert De Grasse (as Robert de Grasse)
Editor
George Hively (edited by)
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Updated Sep 4, 1941

Release date
Oct 3, 1941 (United States)

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49 cast members
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Gloria Swanson
Leslie Collier Leslie Collier   See fewer
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John Howard
Junior Junior   See fewer
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Desi Arnaz
Carlos Carlos   See fewer
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Helen Broderick
Aunt Julie Aunt Julie   See fewer
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Neil Hamilton
Vincent Stewart Vincent Stewart   See fewer
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Grady Sutton
Tailor Tailor   See fewer
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George Meader
Henderson (as George Meador) Henderson (as George Meador)   See fewer
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Mary Treen
Secretary Secretary   See fewer
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Ruth Dietrich
Miss Patterson Miss Patterson   See fewer
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Mary Arden
Secretary (uncredited) Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lois Austin
Mrs. Sturgis (uncredited) Mrs. Sturgis (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brooks Benedict
Extra in Audience (uncredited) Extra in Audience (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph E. Bernard
Senior's Butler (uncredited) Senior's Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lydia Bilbrook
First Lady at Launching (uncredited) First Lady at Launching (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Bonnell
Hotel St. Anthony Desk Clerk (uncredited) Hotel St. Anthony Desk Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cliff Bragdon
Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Briggs
Joe, Senior's Driver (uncredited) Joe, Senior's Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sally Cairns
Cigarette Girl (uncredited) Cigarette Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Georgie Cooper
Agnes, Leslie's Maid (uncredited) Agnes, Leslie's Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lorna Dunn
Secretary (uncredited) Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ruth Dwyer
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jay Eaton
Extra as Party Guest (uncredited) Extra as Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edythe Elliott
Mrs. Plant, at Wedding (uncredited) Mrs. Plant, at Wedding (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Fanning
Last Baggageman with Trunk (uncredited) Last Baggageman with Trunk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Gargan
Audience Extra (uncredited) Audience Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack George
Carlos' Accompanist (uncredited) Carlos' Accompanist (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Gould
Ship Captain at Launching Ceremony (uncredited) Ship Captain at Launching Ceremony (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Jaquet
Actor as the Innkeeper in Play (uncredited) Actor as the Innkeeper in Play (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Le Pere
Seaman (uncredited) Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph P. Mack
Electrician (uncredited) Electrician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilbur Mack
Extra in Audience (uncredited) Extra in Audience (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mira McKinney
Second Lady at Launching (uncredited) Second Lady at Launching (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmund Mortimer
Extra as Wedding Guest (uncredited) Extra as Wedding Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leo Mostovoy
'Mike', First Russian (uncredited) 'Mike', First Russian (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Murray
Tailor (uncredited) Tailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Broderick O'Farrell
Junior's Butler (uncredited) Junior's Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Netta Packer
Actress as the Innkeeper's Wife in Play (uncredited) Actress as the Innkeeper's Wife in Play (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jane Patten
Hotel St. Anthony Telephone Operator (uncredited) Hotel St. Anthony Telephone Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Toddy Peterson
Secretary (uncredited) Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Reicher
Captain of the 'SS Leslie C.' (uncredited) Captain of the 'SS Leslie C.' (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Savitsky
'Pat', Second Russian (uncredited) 'Pat', Second Russian (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Sherwood
Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Smith
George, Junior's Driver (uncredited) George, Junior's Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerome Storm
Stage Manager (uncredited) Stage Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Vernon
Sewing Woman (uncredited) Sewing Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pierre Watkin
William 'Bill' Fowler (uncredited) William 'Bill' Fowler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Grant Withers
Judge Waters (uncredited) Judge Waters (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.1 / 10 | 463 votes