Move Over Darling
Doris Day ■ James Garner ■ Polly Bergen
Five years to the day after his wife Ellen disappeared in the sea after a plane crash, lawyer husband Nicholas has her declared legally dead, remarries and sets off to Monterey with new wife Bianca. The same morning, Ellen arrives home after being rescued by the Navy from a desert island and follows to try and prevent the honeymoon developing further. Nick, still in love with Ellen, is delighted to see her but finds he still can't break the news to Bianca, while Ellen equally hasn't got round to telling the children she is their mother. Could get complicated.
This movie is a hilarious remake of a Cary Grant and Irene Dunne film called My Favorite Wife. Both versions are wonderful movies and I highly recommend watching them both.
Move Over Darling is a lightweight comedy that is just funny, funny, funny.
I first watched this movie several years ago and really enjoyed. Each time I watch it again I still love it.
And if you have ever wondered what might happen if you went through a carwash with the top down on a convertible... well, this movie will answer that question in spades... err... in soap suds!
This is a must watch movie if you are a Doris Day fan like I am. Or if you really like James Garner, yes from Rockford Files. The spark between the two and the lightening between the two wives is something to see!
Note: This movie is a 1960's romantic comedy and does have a fair amount of innuendo. But if you watch TV your kids see far worse in the commercials alone.
Doris Day ... Ellen Wagstaff Arden
James Garner ... Nicholas Arden
Polly Bergen ... Bianca Steele Arden
Thelma Ritter ... Grace Arden
Fred Clark ... Mr. Codd (hotel manager)
Don Knotts ... Shoe clerk
Elliott Reid ... Dr. Herman Schlick
Edgar Buchanan ... Judge Bryson
California Highway 1, Ventura County, California
20th Century Fox Studios - Los Angeles, California, USA
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Beverly Hills, California, USA
1964 Bambi Awards
2nd place Best Actress - International to Doris Day
1964 Laurel Awards
3rd place - Golden Laurel Top Musical
Ellen Wagstaff Arden: Child?! Nick is not a child.
Grace Arden: No, he's not that smart. He's only a man.
Nicholas Arden: Are you out of your mind?
Grace Arden: Just a little. I can't quite seem to adjust; two daughters-in-law for only one son.
Nicholas Arden: Well, as long as you had only one, why'd it have to be me?
Judge Bryson: [To Nick] You mean your own mother charged you with bigamy?
Grace Arden: I certainly did.
Judge Bryson: I hope you remember this on Mothers' Day.
4 Movie DVD Set