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Four Wives

1939 1h 50m Comedy Drama List
Reviews 67% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Following the death of her husband, a young woman, Ann (Priscilla Lane), struggles to move on with her life. Banding together, her three sisters -- Kay (Rosemary Lane), Thea (Lola Lane) and Emma (Gale Page) -- try to pull her from her rut. When composer Felix Dietz (Jeffrey Lynn), a man from Ann's past, returns, Ann finds love again, but discovers she carries the child of her deceased husband. Meanwhile, Ann's sisters deal with their own life changes, such as marriage, adoption and pregnancy. Read More Read Less

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Don Q. Cine-Mundial Although the movie is maybe too sweet and maybe too slow in its development... it will leave the general public delighted and satisfied. [Full review in Spanish] Apr 3, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D A worthy followup to a great original. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/11/24 Full Review Audience Member good sequel to '4 daughters' Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member They say geniuses die young. In the movie Four Daughters we saw the daughters of Adam Lemp all grown up and become married. Their lives are all over the place, but one of the daughters becomes a widow when her husband unexpectantly dies. As she begins to recover from the tragedy, she falls in love with a new man, only to discover she is pregnant with her dead husband's baby... "Well I am here...and I ain't getting one bit of attention either." Michael Curtiz, director of White Christmas, Mildred Pierce, Captain Blood, The Sea Hawks, Yankee Doodle Dandee, Four Daughters, We're No Angels, Breaking Point, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and Kid Galahad, delivers Four Wives. The storyline for this picture is straightforward and fairly slow, but the settings and characters are well placed and written. The acting is pretty solid and the cast includes Priscilla Lane, Claude Rains, Eddie Albert, May Robson, and John Garfield. "He don't need no education. That's for sissies." I watched this movie because it was directed by the marvelous Michael Curtiz. I also did enjoy Four Daughters. I can tell you I didn't think this was as good as that movie and the film was too slow and kind of boring. I did want to see what happened to the characters, so the movie does keep you invested in the plot, but this is far from one of Curtiz's better pictures. "It's your career. It's not your baby." Grade: B- Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Follow-up to Four Daughters is okay but pushes the mawkish sentimentality pretty hard. Most of the cast perform well, Frank McHugh is most appealing as Lola's flummoxed husband, and Priscilla Lane is good in her bruised sadness. The one actor who is terrible and throws the whole enterprise off is Jeffrey Lynn, supposedly an ideal man he is attractive but a dull and bland presence and the constant comparison to the magnetic John Garfield who is superimposed throughout only makes him worse. Plus he must be the most unconvincing orchestra conductor ever! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Love it, this is the sequel to four daughters, there are four girls in my family, and I can definately relate. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Following the death of her husband, a young woman, Ann (Priscilla Lane), struggles to move on with her life. Banding together, her three sisters -- Kay (Rosemary Lane), Thea (Lola Lane) and Emma (Gale Page) -- try to pull her from her rut. When composer Felix Dietz (Jeffrey Lynn), a man from Ann's past, returns, Ann finds love again, but discovers she carries the child of her deceased husband. Meanwhile, Ann's sisters deal with their own life changes, such as marriage, adoption and pregnancy.
Director
Michael Curtiz
Producer
Hal B. Wallis
Screenwriter
Jo Graham, Julius Epstein
Production Co
Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
May 17, 2011
Runtime
1h 50m