Wife vs. Secretary (1936)





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Beautiful Helen "Whitey" Wilson is secretary to magazine publisher Van Stanhope. Van's wife Linda doesn't mind a bit... that is until Van's mother plants the seed of doubt.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Faith Baldwin, Alice Duer Miller, John Lee Mahin, Norman Krasna
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 20, 2006


as Whitey

as Linda

as Mimi

as Underwood

as Simpson

as Edna Wilson

as Tom Wilson

as Eve Merritt

as Hal Harrington

as Mr. Jenkins

as Mary Connors

as Joan Carstairs

as Finney

as Howard

as Mr. Barker

as German Cook

as Mrs. Barker

as Hotel Clerk

as Miss Clark

as Frawley

as Williams

as Bakewell

as Business Man

as Cuban Waiter

as Tom Axel

as Battleship

as Herbert

as Policeman

as Telephone Operator

as Information Clerk

as Frenchman

as Telephone Operator

as Ship's Officer

as Postal Clerk

as Scrub Woman

as Elevator Boy
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Critic Reviews for Wife vs. Secretary

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

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

It's a star vehicle with Clark Gable, Myrna Loy and Jean Harlow, that's filled with old-fashioned Hollywood gloss.

Full Review… | February 13, 2013
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

March 10, 2013

Audience Reviews for Wife vs. Secretary


A normal drama of a suspicious wife and her husband who may or may not be cheating. It's predictable and boring, but the acting is good.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Generally obvious with a good cast. Myrna Loy is so cute in this movie it actually hurts. The star power is the only thing worthwhile in a tale of jealousy and workaholics. The supporting role from Jimmy Stewart made me kind of sad--namely the scene towards the end where he calls Harlow. Wife Vs. Secretary isn't the slapstick comedy I was expecting, but worth watching if only for the cast and set design.

Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer


four great stars in the service of an ordinary story make this worth watching

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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