Wife, Husband and Friend

Wife, Husband and Friend

Loretta Young
Director: Gregory Ratoff Cast: Loretta Young
Loretta Young
, Warner Baxter
Warner Baxter
, Binnie Barnes
Binnie Barnes
Gregory Ratoff


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20th Century-Fox evidently adored "triangle" comedies like Wife, Husband and Friend; apparently so did Loretta Young, who appeared in most of these films. Young plays the wife of businessman Warner Baxter, while "friend" Cesar Romero is an amorous singing teacher who convinces Young that she has a future in opera. To show up his wife, Baxter takes lessons from diva Binnie Barnes--and as it turns out, he's the one with the ideal operatic voice. The romantic quadrangle is resolved when Baxter makes a disastrous stage debut, whereupon Romero and Barnes exit and Baxter and Young realize the error of their ways. Wife, Husband and Friend was remade in 1949 as Everybody Does It, with Paul Douglas (of all people) as the would-be Caruso.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/26/2013
UPC: 0024543873976
Original Release: 1939
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:19:00
Sales rank: 50,089

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Loretta Young Doris Blair Borland
Warner Baxter Leonard Borland
Binnie Barnes Cecil Carver
Cesar Romero Hugo
George Barbier Major Blair
J. Edward Bromberg Rossi
Eugene Pallette Mike Craig
Helen Westley Mrs. Blair
Ruth Terry Carol the Secretary
Alice Armand Sally Bostwick
Iva Stewart Miss Carver's Secretary
Dorothy Dearing Mrs. Price
Helen Ericson Mrs. Spalding
Kay Griffith Nancy Sprague
Harry Rosenthal Wilkins
Edward Cooper Butler
Renie Riano Mrs. Craig
Lawrence Grant Hertz
Charles Williams Jaffee
Howard Hickman Concert Manager
George S. Irving Doctor
Harry Hayden Hotel Manager
Robert Kellard Bank Teller
Robert Lowery Actor
Arthur Rankin Intern
Cecil Weston Dresser
Zeni Vatori Opera Singer

Technical Credits
Gregory Ratoff Director
Walter Bullock Songwriter
David Buttolph Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Richard Day Art Director
Nunnally Johnson Producer,Screenwriter
Mark-Lee Kirk Art Director
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Ernest Palmer Cinematographer
Royer Costumes/Costume Designer
Walter Thompson Editor
Darryl F. Zanuck Producer

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