Our Wife (1941 film)

Our Wife is a 1941 American romantic comedy film starring Melvyn Douglas, Ruth Hussey and Ellen Drew. When a composer comes up with a hit, his ex-wife sets out to break up his romance with another woman and get him back.

Our Wife
Directed byJohn M. Stahl
Produced byJohn M. Stahl
Written byP. J. Wolfson
Based onthe 1933 play Our Wife
by Lillian Day and Lyon Mearson
StarringMelvyn Douglas
Ruth Hussey
Ellen Drew
Music byLeo Shuken
CinematographyFranz Planer
Edited byGene Havlick
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • August 4, 1941 (1941-08-04)
Running time
92 or 95 minutes
CountryUnited States



Bosley Crowther panned the film in The New York Times, writing, "the idea is one which would barely carry a ten-minute vaudeville skit. 'Our Wife' has grounds to sue its writers for non-support." He did praise Hussey and Douglas's performances, "considering that they have very little, or nothing, to do it with", but felt that Drew was "pleasant to look on but hard to take as the crafty wife".[1]


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