The Doctor Takes a Wife (1940) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Doctor Takes a Wife (1940)

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Fiercely independent authoress June Cameron (Loretta Young) has no time for men in her life. Chauvinistic medical college professor Timothy Sterling (Ray Milland) has no use for women. So guess who is mistaken for June's husband, and guess who is forced by circumstances to pretend that she's married? The Doctor Takes a Wife maintains its exhausting comic pace until about five minutes before the end, when the scriptwriters are forced to take a breather to tie up all the loose plot ends. The "fantasy" closing gag went over so well that Columbia Pictures utilized variations of it in several subsequent screwball comedies.

Cast

Ray Milland
as Dr. Timothy Sterling
Loretta Young
as June Cameron
Gail Patrick
as Marilyn Thomas
Reginald Gardiner
as John R. Pierce
Edmund Gwenn
as Dr. Lionel Sterling
Frank Sully
as Slapcovitch
Gordon Jones
as O'Brien
George Metaxa
as Jean Rovere
Charles Halton
as Dr. Streeter
Joseph Eggenton
as Dr. Nielson
Paul McAllister
as Dean Lawton
John Wray
as Farmer
Edgar Dearing
as Motor Cop
Irving Bacon
as Gas Station Attendant
Don Beddoe
as Reporter
Charles Lane
as Reporter
Olin Howland
as Hotel Clerk
Frank Darien
as Greenwich Editor
Frank Orth
as New York Editor
William Austin
as Hotel Manager
Ian Maclaren
as Professor
Jane Goude
as Mrs. Nielson
Virginia Sale
as School Teacher
Myra Marsh
as Lydia Johnson
Mary Gordon
as Scrubwoman
Ann Lee
as Maid
Jane Keckley
as Mrs. Quinn
Wesley Giraud
as Western Union Boy
Renie Riano
as Telegraph Operator
Eddie Laughton
as Photographer
Carol Tevis
as Whiny Woman
Harry C. Bradley
as Dapper Salesman
Walter Sande
as Charlie's Photographer
Emma Tansey
as Motherly Woman
Nell Roy
as Telegraph Operator
William Newell
as Soda Clerk
Bill Lally
as Deck Steward
Claire Du Brey
as Party Guest
Frances Morris
as University Registration Desk Clerk
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Ridiculous situations but a cute movie.

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