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


Myrna Loy
as Linda
George Barbier
as Underwood
Margaret Irving
as Edna Wilson
William Newell
as Tom Wilson
Marjorie Gateson
as Eve Merritt
Charles Trowbridge
as Hal Harrington
John Qualen
as Mr. Jenkins
Hilda Howe
as Mary Connors
Gloria Holden
as Joan Carstairs
Tom Dugan
as Finney
Frank Elliott
as Mr. Barker
Greta Meyer
as German Cook
Aileen Pringle
as Mrs. Barker
Frank Puglia
as Hotel Clerk
Myra Marsh
as Miss Clark
Harold Minjir
as Williams
Maurice Cass
as Bakewell
Tom Herbert
as Business Man
Guy D'Ennery
as Cuban Waiter
Niles Welch
as Tom Axel
Tom Rowan
as Battleship
Clay Clement
as Herbert
Tom Mahoney
as Policeman
Nena Quartaro
as Telephone Operator
Charles Irwin
as Information Clerk
Andre Cheron
as Frenchman
Nina Quartero
as Telephone Operator
Eugene Borden
as Ship's Officer
Hooper Atchley
as Postal Clerk
Lucille Ward
as Scrub Woman
Philip Trent
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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