Bella Spewack



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Boy Meets Girl (1938) - What Is Our Story? Actor Larry (Dick Foran) and his agent (Frank McHugh) discover the elaborate diversion by screenwriters Benson & Law (Pat O'Brien, James Cagney), who are up to other studio mischief, in Warner Bros.' back-lot comedy Boy Meets Girl, 1938.
Move Over, Darling (1963) - I've Been There Before Nick (James Garner) with new wife (Polly Bergen) at the hotel where he honeymooned with presumed-dead Ellen (Doris Day), not knowing she's in the lobby, copying the elevator shot from My Favorite Wife, Fred Clark, Max Showalter and Eddie Quillan on staff, in the re-make Move Over, Darling, 1963.
Move Over, Darling (1963) - I'm Not Squirming! Having installed his believed-dead wife Ellen (Doris Day) in the next suite, Nick (James Garner) has to deal with his new-wife Bianca (Polly Bergen) on their wedding night, who’s both amorous and furious at his repeated departures, intending to tell her the news, in the re-make of My Favorite Wife, Move Over, Darling 1963.
Move Over, Darling (1963) - What About Binaca? At the hotel where they honeymooned, having seen each other in the lobby as he checked in with his new bride, Nick (James Garner) hurries to find Ellen (Doris Day), who has, on the day she was declared legally dead, returned after five years lost at sea, with no time to explain, in the remake of My Favorite Wife, Move Over, Darling 1963.
Move Over, Darling (1963) - Follow That Car! Following a contretemps at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Ellen (Doris Day) flees in a convertible as husband Nick (James Garner) grabs a cab, climaxing in Doris getting run through a car wash, in the 1963 re-make of My Favorite Wive, Move Over, Darling.
Move Over, Darling (1963) - She's Drownded! Doris Day is Ellen, still in her Navy dungarees, returning unannounced to her Beverly Hills home, her daughters (Pami Lee, Leslie Farrell) having no idea she's been rescued after five years on a desert island, her mother-in-law (Thelma Ritter) plain shocked, in the re-make of My Favorite Wife, Move Over, Darling, 1963 co-starring James Garner.
Cat And The Fiddle, The (1934) - Music In Exchange For Indigestion Clever opening, Brussels already established, Ramon Novarro is introduced as composer-performer Victor, tangling with the proprietor (Paul Porcasi) and eventually meeting co-star Jeanette MacDonald as visiting American Shirley, in MGM’s version of the Jerome Kern/Otto Harbach Broadway hit, The Cat And The Fiddle, 1934.
Cat And The Fiddle, The (1934) - The Night Was Made For Love Broke and infatuated composer Victor (Ramon Novarro) has crossed a Brussels rooftop pursuing American Shirley (Jeanette MacDonald), herself an aspiring performer, whom he’s just met, leading to a Jerome Kern-Otto Harbach song, then remembering his audition, in MGM’s The Cat And The Fiddle, 1934.
Cat And The Fiddle, The (1934) - She Didn't Say Yes Daffy Brussels music patron Charles (Butterworth) caught a bouquet tossed out by American Shirley (Jeanette MacDonald), who’s both arguing and celebrating a new gig with new friend Victor (Ramon Novarro), whose friends turn up, for a Jerome Kern-Otto Harbach song, in MGM’s The Cat And The Fiddle, 1934.
My Favorite Wife (1940) - You Casanova You! Presumed-dead wife Ellen (Irene Dunne) is posing as a family friend before Nick (Cary Grant) can tell his perturbed new wife Bianca (Gail Patrick) the news in My Favorite Wife, 1940.
My Favorite Wife (1940) - Are You the Bride? Long-lost and thought-dead Ellen (Irene Dunne) attempts to intercept her newly re-married husband Nick (Cary Grant) as he arrives with Bianca (Gail Patrick) at the same hotel where they honeymooned, with the famous elevator shot, in Leo McCarey's My Favorite Wife, 1940.
My Favorite Wife (1940) - Stranger Than Fiction Nick (Cary Grant) deals with a suspicious hotel clerk (Donald MacBride) while attempting to tell new wife Bianca (Gail Patrick) that his first has re-appeared, in Leo McCarey's My Favorite Wife, 1940.


Samuel Spewack
Playwright, screenwriter. Married in 1922; worked often with wife.