|The Wife's Family|
|Directed by||Monty Banks|
|Screenplay by|| Fred Duprez |
|Based on||My Wife's Family by Fred Duprez (from an original story by Harry B. Linton and Hal Stephens)|
|Produced by||John Maxwell|
|Starring|| Gene Gerrard |
|Edited by||A.C. Hammond|
|Distributed by||Wardour Films|
|3 June 1931 (London)|
|Box office||$300,000 (est.) |
The Wife's Family (also released as My Wife's Family) is a 1931 British comedy film directed by Monty Banks and starring Gene Gerrard, Muriel Angelus, and Amy Veness.  It was based on the popular stage farce by Fred Duprez.  The play was subsequently filmed a further four times: in a Swedish version Mother-in-Law's Coming , in 1932;  a 1933 Finnish film Voi meitä! Anoppi tulee ;  and British remakes in 1941 and 1956.  It was produced by British International Pictures and shot at the company's Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire. The film's sets were designed by the art director John Mead.
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