Sunday, July 25, 2010

365 Movies: The Doctor Takes a Wife Review

The Doctor Takes a Wife stars Loretta Young, Ray Milland, Reginald Gardiner, Gail Patrick, and Edmund Gwenn in this 1940 film. Career girl June(Young) makes a job out of being a single girl, and when a rumor spreads about her being married, she has to cover up her tracks quick. Trying to turn her scandal into an opportunity to start up a new book, June make an agreement with her fake husband, Tim(Milland), that will enable both of them a chance to move on with their careers. There is one hitch though, Tim and June have to pretend not only to family and friends, that they are devotedly happily in love, but also to the media, which can often be difficult. This is a very underrated screwball with a phenomenal cast. Ray and Loretta are deliciously fun to watch, and the chemistry is definitely hot between the two of them. I really think, they could have built up a movie with the supporting cast alone. They are wonderfully talented actors, in a splendid film.

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