|The Wife's Family|
Poster in British Movie Herald
|Directed by||Monty Banks|
|Produced by||John Maxwell|
|Screenplay by|| Fred Duprez |
|Based on||the play by Fred Duprez (from an original story by Harry B. Linton and Hal Stephens)|
|Starring|| Gene Gerrard |
|Edited by||A.C. Hammond|
|Distributed by||Wardour Films (UK)|
|3 June 1931 (London) (UK)|
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 Svärmor kommer, in 1932; a 1933 Finnish film Voi meitä! Anoppi tulee ; and British remakes in 1941 and 1956.
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