Culture and Entertainment

My Favorite Wife with Cary Grant

I’ve been trying to work on my movie lists, watching a couple every weekend. I don’t know if My Favorite Wife was on my list or it just popped up on Amazon (I think it was a $1.99 rental, but then maybe that was because I wasn’t looking on my dad’s Prime, but on my own account which isn’t Prime). I’m so glad it did, it was quite funny (this is no Bringing up Baby or Monkey Business, but it’s still one of the funnier Cary Grant movies I’ve seen, and I’ve seen quite a few), and Cary Grant is in his best role, as a kind-hearted, befuddled man at the mercy of quicker witted, quicker acting women. I kept stopping because there were so many hilarious quotes to take down, usually at his character’s expense. Obviously, they are funnier to watch, and you get the benefit of all the facial expressions and situational humor. I highly recommend this movie.


“That takes a lot of love,  you sure you don’t love her?”

“The moment I saw you downstairs, I knew-“

“Oh go on. I’m sure you say that to all your wives.

“I could strangle you.”

“Hey, that’s a way out.”


“I feel sorry for the woman who marries him.”


“Because he’s a heartbreaker, like you.”

“Go on, I’m one of the most faithful husbands that ever lived.”

“With a wife in every room.”


“My husband hasn’t slept since he heard you were on the island with me. He’s arranged this clever meeting to trap us into a confession.”

(“What!” )(“Now wait just a moment.”)

“He’s a very clever lawyer so beware. I’m gonna be very foxy myself.”

“I’ve got nothing to hide.”

“I know, but he has; you see, Nick’s married again.”


“So just make up your mind old man.”

“I’ll make up mind.”

“You’re not allowed to have two wives, you know.”


“How long were you married to Helen before the island?”

“Four years, why?”

“Well I was with her for seven, so I claim her on the basis on seniority, so I’ve got you there.”


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