The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936)

The Ex-Mrs. Bradford


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The "ex" of the title is daffy mystery-writer Jean Arthur, former wife of urbane doctor William Powell. When Powell becomes the prime suspect in a murder case, Arthur endeavors to solve the case herself -- and to reclaim her ex-hubby in the process. After a well-directed semiclimax at a race track, the killer is revealed during one of those expository scenes in which all the suspects are gathered together in one room. The murderer attempts to escape, and Powell is knocked cold in the process. … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Anthony Veiller
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Critic Reviews for The Ex-Mrs. Bradford

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

It was mildly amusing, but it's not the kind of film you want to bet on as a winner.

Full Review… | April 26, 2005
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

August 11, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Ex-Mrs. Bradford


It's hard to be impartial, when one is crazy for William Powell. I will give it my best attempt though. This movie is very similar to The Thin Man series, complete with the gathering of suspects at the end. Although Arthur does well with Powell, it certainly lacks the chemistry and comedic timing he shares with Loy. Fun and definitely worth watching,

nefnie lee

Super Reviewer

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