My Wife's Family (1941 film)

My Wife's Family is a 1941 British domestic comedy film directed by Walter C. Mycroft and starring Charles Clapham, John Warwick, David Tomlinson and Patricia Roc.[1]

My Wife's Family
Directed byWalter C. Mycroft
Produced byWalter C. Mycroft
Written byClifford Grey
Norman Lee
Based onthe play by Fred Duprez (story by Harry B. Linton and Hal Stephens)
StarringCharles Clapham
John Warwick
David Tomlinson
Patricia Roc
Music byCharles Williams
CinematographyWalter J. Harvey
Distributed byPathé Pictures International (UK)
Release date
July 1941
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film is notable as one of five film versions based on the popular stage farce of the same name by Fred Duprez. There was a previous British version in 1931;[2] a Swedish version Svärmor kommer, in 1932;[3] a 1933 Finnish film Voi meitä! Anoppi tulee;[4] and a British remake in 1956.[5]


A farce concerning the attempts of a naval officer to avoid a visit from his wife's overbearing mother-in-law, and cope with a former girlfriend at the same time.[6]


Critical reception

TV Guide wrote, "every old joke you never wanted to hear repeated is packed into this dusty, but still mildly amusing comedy."[7] Allmovie gave the film two out of five stars, and referred to the film as an "old-joke-filled farce."[5]


  2. "My Wife's Family (1931)".
  3. sv:Svärmor kommer
  4. "VOI MEITÄ! ANOPPI TULEE (1933) | BFI". Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  5. "My Wife's Family (1941) - Walter Mycroft - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  6. "My Wife's Family (1941)". Samuel French Limited. 10 March 2001. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  7. "My Wife's Family Review". T.V. Guide. Retrieved 25 June 2014. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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