Day-Time Wife

Day-Time Wife is a 1939 comedy directed by Gregory Ratoff, starring Tyrone Power and Linda Darnell.[1] Linda Darnell and Tyrone Power play Jane and Ken Norton , a married couple approaching their second anniversary. This was Linda Darnell's second film. Day-Time Wife was the first of four films that Darnell and Power made together over the next few years, Brigham Young (1940), The Mark of Zorro (1940), Blood and Sand (1941).[2]

Day-Time Wife
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGregory Ratoff
Produced byRaymond Griffith
Written byRex Taylor
Screenplay byArt Arthur
Robert Harari
Sam Hellman
StarringTyrone Power
Linda Darnell
Warren William
Music byCyril J. Mockridge
CinematographyJ. Peverell Marley
Edited byFrancis D. Lyon
Distributed byTwentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • November 24, 1939 (1939-11-24)
Running time
72 min
CountryUnited States


Jane (Linda Darnell) comes to believe her husband Ken (Tyrone Power) is having an extramarital affair with his secretary Kitty (Wendy Barrie). To give him a taste of his own medicine, Jane secretly takes a job as secretary to womanizing architect Bernard Dexter (Warren William), who, as it turns out, and unbeknownst to Jane, has a business relationship with Ken.[3]



Despite playing a married woman, star Linda Darnell was only 16 years old at the time of filming, having been born Oct 16, 1923. Fox studio executive Darryl F. Zanuck added two years to her real age when he signed her to a contract. [4]


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