His Brother's Wife1936
His Brother's Wife (1936)
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as Rita Wilson Claybourne
as Chris Claybourne
as Tom Claybourne
as Professor 'Pop' Fahrenheim
as Fish Eye
as Dr. Claybourne
as Billy Arnold
as Capt. Tanetz
as Dr. Claycious
as Hotel Clerk
as Dr. Capolo
as Native Mother
as Miss Benson, a Nurse (uncredited)
as Gambler Playing Roulette (uncredited)
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This movie is decent enough in the beginning, which has a wealthy playboy doctor (Robert Taylor) falling in love with a woman he meets in a casino (Barbara Stanwyck). He's meant to leave for the jungles of South America in ten days to work on a cure for spotted fever, so it's a whirlwind romance that they both know will be short-lived. Things get complicated when they fall in love (surprise, surprise), and even more so as Taylor owes the casino owner (Joseph Calleia) money, and seeks to borrow it from his brother. The film gets muddled from there - in character motivations, in melodrama, and in several dangling threads. The scenes in the jungle are just silly, and it's irritating when the woman starts taking the blame for things. I found my grade for the film steadily decreasing as it progressed, and hoping for it to end, which is never a good sign. It was interesting to see Samuel S. Hinds as the father, as he was George Bailey's dad in 'It's a Wonderful Life', and it was also interesting to consider that Stanwyck and Taylor would be married in real life three years later, for thirteen years. This one is for a fan of those actors only, and seeing the first thirty minutes or so would be sufficient.
Silly nonsense that Barbara makes worth watching. Robert Taylor was extremely good looking but at least at this point was a seriously bad actor.
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