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Dear Wife (1949)





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A sequel to 1947's Dear Ruth, this movie has William Holden and Joan Caulfield portraying a young married couple with some definite in-law problems. When Caulfield's younger sister gets Holden to run for the State senate, a whole new kettle of worms is opened--his opponent is his Father-in-law. In spite of former suitors trying to break up their relationship and the obvious stress caused by the campaign, everything works out Hollywood-style. This was followed by a sequel for the younger sister, entitled Dear Brat.


William Holden
as Bill Seacroft
Joan Caulfield
as Ruth Wilkins
Billy De Wolfe
as Albert Kummer
Mona Freeman
as Miriam Wilkins
Edward Arnold
as Judge Wilkins
Arleen Whelan
as Tommy Murphy
Mary Philips
as Mrs. Wilkins
Harry von Zell
as Jeff Cooper
Elisabeth Fraser
as Kate Collins
William Murphy
as Dan Collins
Mary Field
as Mrs. Bixby
Irving Bacon
as Mike man
Gordon Jones
as Taxicab Driver
Don Beddoe
as Metcalfe
Stanley Stayle
as An Early Riser
Bill Cartledge
as Western Union Boy
Ralph Montgomery
as Control Man
Franklyn Farnum
as Campaign Man
Edward Biby
as Campaign Man
Charles Dayton
as Campaign Man
Tim Ryan
as Simmons, the Cop
Roger Davis
as Committee chairman
Ida Moore
as Blowsy woman
Leon Tyler
as Gawky Boy
Harry Harvey
as Mr. Channock
Richard Haydn
as Last early riser
Tom Dugan
as Painter
Len Hendry
as Bank teller
Bess Flowers
as Mrs. Grindle
Paul E. Burns
as Mr. Grindle
Harland Tucker
as Mr. Burroughs
Franklin Farnum
as Campaign Man
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All Critics (1)

If it's a light, amusing picture of family life you want, then this is your dish.

June 19, 2020 | Full Review…

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