The Doctor Takes A Wife. Alexander Hall. 1940.
You gotta admire the sheer preposterousness (that’s a word) of the premise here, but it just doesn’t fire on all cylinders. It’s also a very typical “battle of the sexes” thing of the period, which doesn’t help.
But there’s a lot here to enjoy. The performances are on fleek, and it’s got a nice propulsive energy throughout. When it works, it really works.
Popular movies in April 1940 according to IMDB:
|1821||7.2||Saps at Sea|
|895||7.1||Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe|
|240||7.1||Buck Benny Rides Again|
|552||7.0||The Doctor Takes a Wife|
|405||6.9||‘Til We Meet Again|
|262||6.7||The Proud Valley|
|724||6.7||It All Came True|
|386||6.5||The Man with Nine Lives|
This blog post is part of the Decade series.