Directed by Garson Kanin • 1940 • United States
Starring Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott
Cary Grant and Irene Dunne shine in this giddy screwball romp about a man with one spouse too many—and all the romantic complications that ensue. Seven years ago, Nick Arden (Grant) bid farewell to his wife, Ellen (Dunne), who left on a scientific expedition with Steve Burkett (Randolph Scott) never to be seen again—until today! The problem is that after spending years searching for Ellen, Nick has just married Bianca (Gail Patrick). When, on the first night of his honeymoon, Nick sees Ellen, he realizes he still truly loves her. But Bianca stands by her claim as Nick’s wife, and Nick wants to know exactly what Ellen was doing during those seven years shipwrecked on a tropical island with the handsome Steve.