Father Takes a Wife

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Father Takes a Wife
Directed by Jack Hively
Screenplay by Dorothy Fields
Herbert Fields
Produced byLee Marcus
Starring Adolphe Menjou
Gloria Swanson
Cinematography Robert De Grasse
Edited by George Hively
Music by Roy Webb
Gene Rose
Release date
  • October 3, 1941 (1941-10-03)(U.S.) [1]
Running time
79 min.
CountryUnited States

Father Takes a Wife is a 1941 American comedy film starring Gloria Swanson and Adolphe Menjou. Silent screen queen Gloria Swanson returned to films after a seven-year absence. Eight years later, Swanson staged another comeback in the classic Sunset Boulevard (1950).



Senior (Adolphe Menjou) is a middle-aged widowed shipping magnate, who falls in love with celebrated actress Leslie Collier (Gloria Swanson) and marries her after a whirlwind courtship. [2]



The film lost $104,000 at the box office. [3]

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  1. "Father Takes a Wife: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 14, 2014.
  2. "Father Takes a Wife (1941) - Jack Hively | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related | AllMovie".
  3. Richard Jewell & Vernon Harbin, The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982. p163

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