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Four Wives (1939)

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In this drama, the sequel to Four Daughters, the daughters are now adults. Three of the sisters rally together to find a new love for the fourth sister whose husband recently committed suicide. The widowed woman then discovers that she is pregnant with her deceased husband's child and this causes her to refuse a marriage proposal. At the same time, another sister learns that she is barren, one sister adopts and then finds herself carrying twins, and a different sister gets married. All are very happy except for the pregnant widow who bears her child prematurely. The baby is saved by a blood transfusion from her recently rejected suitor, and the grateful mother promptly elopes with the gallant chap.

Cast

Claude Rains
as Adam Lemp
Priscilla Lane
as Ann Lemp Dietz
Rosemary Lane
as Kay Lemp
Lola Lane
as Thea Lemp Crowley
Jeffrey Lynn
as Felix Deitz
John Garfield
as Mickey Borden
Frank McHugh
as Ben Crowley
May Robson
as Aunt Etta
Gale Page
as Emma Lemp
Dick Foran
as Ernest
Eddie Albert
as Dr. Clinton Forrest Jr.
Henry O'Neill
as Dr. Clinton Forrest Sr.
Vera Lewis
as Mrs. Ridgefield
George Reeves
as Laboratory man
Ruth Tobey
as Mathilde
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½

Follow-up to Four Daughters is okay but pushes the mawkish sentimentality pretty hard. Most of the cast perform well, Frank McHugh is most appealing as Lola's flummoxed husband, and Priscilla Lane is good in her bruised sadness. The one actor who is terrible and throws the whole enterprise off is Jeffrey Lynn, supposedly an ideal man he is attractive but a dull and bland presence and the constant comparison to the magnetic John Garfield who is superimposed throughout only makes him worse. Plus he must be the most unconvincing orchestra conductor ever!

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