Meet the Missus (1937 film)

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Meet the Missus
Directed by Joseph Santley
Eddie Donahue
Screenplay by Jack Townley
Bert Granet
Joel Sayre
Story by Jack Goodman
Albert Rice
Produced by Albert Lewis
Starring Victor Moore
Helen Broderick
Anne Shirley
Cinematography Jack MacKenzie
Edited by Frederic Knudtson
Music by Roy Webb
Release date
  • June 4, 1937 (1937-06-04)(US) [1]
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States

Meet the Missus is a 1937 American domestic comedy film directed by Joseph Santley, using a screenplay by Jack Townley, Bert Granet, and Joel Sayre, based on an original story by Jack Goodman and Albert Rice. [2] The movie was produced and distributed by RKO Radio Pictures, and was initially released on June 4, 1937. [3] The film stars Victor Moore and Helen Broderick (in the fifth of their six 1936–38 films) as well as Anne Shirley. [4]



Mrs. Foster loves to enter contests which she never wins. Mr. Foster is exasperated with his wife. The Happy Noodle Company is looking for Mrs. America and Emma Foster becomes a finalist. The couple go to Atlantic City for the finals. Emma never had time to do homemaker chores and during the contest she has to get her husband Otis to do the work. Other husbands were likewise frustrated with the contest and their wives. The wives went full force to out do the other finalists.


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  1. "Meet the Missus: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  2. Herzog, "Buck". "The New Films; 'Another Dawn' and 'Meet the Missus' at Warner; 'Circus Girl' at Riverside" (Milwaukee Sentinel, June 26, 1937)
  3. press kit containing reproductions of posts and lobby cards for Meet the Missus