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The Wife Takes a Flyer (1942)

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86 min | Comedy, Romance, War

Christopher Reynolds, an American flying with the R.A.F, is shot down over German-occupied Holland and is given shelter by a Dutch family. Posing as the insane husband of the daughter of the house, Anita Wolverman, Reynolds convinces the ...See moreChristopher Reynolds, an American flying with the R.A.F, is shot down over German-occupied Holland and is given shelter by a Dutch family. Posing as the insane husband of the daughter of the house, Anita Wolverman, Reynolds convinces the German officer quartered there, Major Zellfritz, with the necessity for her divorce decree to be granted. After the court-hearing, Anita, goes to manage a home for retired ladies and, persuaded by Reynolds, tries to gain military information from the German Officer. When her former husband escapes from the insane-asylum his exploits are blamed on Reynolds. With the help of the old ladies and Anita, who "remarries" him, Reynolds escapes to England in a stolen German airplane. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Gina Kaus (story) (screenplay) | Jay Dratler (screenplay) | Harry Segall (additional dialogue)
Cinematographer
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Apr 28, 1942

Release date
Apr 28, 1942 (United States)

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Joan Bennett
Anita Woverman Anita Woverman   See fewer
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Franchot Tone
Christopher Reynolds Christopher Reynolds   See fewer
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Allyn Joslyn
Major Zellfritz Major Zellfritz   See fewer
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Cecil Cunningham
Countess Oldenburg Countess Oldenburg   See fewer
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Lloyd Corrigan
Thomas Woverman Thomas Woverman   See fewer
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Lyle Latell
Muller Muller   See fewer
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Georgia Caine
Mrs. Woverman Mrs. Woverman   See fewer
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Barbara Brown
Maria Woverman Maria Woverman   See fewer
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Chester Clute
Adolphe Bietjelboer Adolphe Bietjelboer   See fewer
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Hans Conried
Hendrik Woverman Hendrik Woverman   See fewer
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Aubrey Mather
Chief Justice Chief Justice   See fewer
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Margaret Seddon
The Twin The Twin   See fewer
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Kate MacKenna
The Twin The Twin   See fewer
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Josephine Allen
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Alten
German Orderly (uncredited) German Orderly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hugh Beaumont
German Officer (uncredited) German Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Bertrand
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elsie Bishop
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Colin Blair
Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marie Blake
Frieda (uncredited) Frieda (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fredric Bolton
Cpl. Heinde (uncredited) Cpl. Heinde (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lloyd Bridges
German Sergeant (uncredited) German Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nora Cecil
Miss Updike (uncredited) Miss Updike (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wheaton Chambers
Chaplain (uncredited) Chaplain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leslie Denison
English Officer (uncredited) English Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vernon Downing
English Officer (uncredited) English Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl Ekberg
Adolf Hitler (uncredited) Adolf Hitler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nellie Farrell
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chris Franke
German Officer (uncredited) German Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arno Frey
German Officer (uncredited) German Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steven Geray
Gestapo Agent (uncredited) Gestapo Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Guttman
German SS Man (uncredited) German SS Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck Hamilton
German Officer (uncredited) German Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hallene Hill
Old Lady (uncredited) Old Lady (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Hoffman Jr.
Sergeant (uncredited) Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gertrude Hoffman
Mrs. Gruyson (uncredited) Mrs. Gruyson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Belle Johnstone
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kurt Katch
Capt. Schmutnick (uncredited) Capt. Schmutnick (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cy Kendall
Gestapo Agent (uncredited) Gestapo Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Manart Kippen
Gestapo Agent (uncredited) Gestapo Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Lane
German Officer (uncredited) German Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lucille Lisle
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe McGuinn
Lieutenant (uncredited) Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Merton
German Soldier (uncredited) German Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Millican
Gestapo Agent (uncredited) Gestapo Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Newell
German Officer (uncredited) German Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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John S. Peters
German Officer (uncredited) German Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Curtis Railing
Mrs. Brandt (uncredited) Mrs. Brandt (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stella Razeto
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gordon Richards
Maj. Wilson (uncredited) Maj. Wilson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Suzanne Ridgway
Restaurant Patron (uncredited) Restaurant Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Roach
Guldschreschts (uncredited) Guldschreschts (uncredited)   See fewer
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Erik Rolf
Gestapo Leader (uncredited) Gestapo Leader (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phoebe Rudd
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marie Spingold
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Agnes Steele
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Minnie Steele
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Steele
German SS Man (uncredited) German SS Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Stiritz
German Officer (uncredited) German Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Turner
German Officer (uncredited) German Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gohr Van Vleck
Court Attendant (uncredited) Court Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Victor
Col. Bosch (uncredited) Col. Bosch (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Vosper
German Sergeant (uncredited) German Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Wagner
Sergeant (uncredited) Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lloyd Whitlock
Head Waiter (uncredited) Head Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eleanor Wood
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Yetter Sr.
German Officer (uncredited) German Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Young
Old Lady (uncredited) Old Lady (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Zynda
Officer (uncredited) Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 116 votes