Part Time Wife (1930)

72 mins | Comedy | 28 December 1930

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HISTORY

The film was reviewed by Var , NYT and other contemporary sources under the title The Shepper-Newfounder . Stewart Edward White's story was published as a novel in 1931. Another film based on the story was produced by Twentieth Century-Fox in 1938 under the title Change of Heart . That film was directed by James Tinling and starred Gloria Stuart and Michael Whelan (See ... More Less

The film was reviewed by Var , NYT and other contemporary sources under the title The Shepper-Newfounder . Stewart Edward White's story was published as a novel in 1931. Another film based on the story was produced by Twentieth Century-Fox in 1938 under the title Change of Heart . That film was directed by James Tinling and starred Gloria Stuart and Michael Whelan (See Entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
30 Nov 1930.
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New York Times
25 Dec 1930.
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New York Times
26 Dec 1930.
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Variety
31 Dec 1930
p. 19.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
Rec eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Shepper-Newfounder" by Stewart Edward White in The Saturday Evening Post (29 Mar 1930).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Shepper-Newfounder
Release Date:
28 December 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 24 December 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
18 November 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1788
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
72
Length(in feet):
6,500
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jim Murdock, a gas and oil man immersed in his business activities, neglects his wife, who is crazy about golf and finds that Johnny Spence is a willing partner in her favorite sport. She and Jim separate, and she turns to modeling as a source of income. Jim takes up golf on the advice of his physician, and on the links he meets Tommy Milligan, an Irish caddie whose philosophizing eventually brings about a change in Jim, who realizes the reasons for the failure of his marriage. When he is accidentally matched with his wife in a game, she discovers the new side of his personality, and their new friendship leads to a reconciliation as man and ... +


Jim Murdock, a gas and oil man immersed in his business activities, neglects his wife, who is crazy about golf and finds that Johnny Spence is a willing partner in her favorite sport. She and Jim separate, and she turns to modeling as a source of income. Jim takes up golf on the advice of his physician, and on the links he meets Tommy Milligan, an Irish caddie whose philosophizing eventually brings about a change in Jim, who realizes the reasons for the failure of his marriage. When he is accidentally matched with his wife in a game, she discovers the new side of his personality, and their new friendship leads to a reconciliation as man and wife. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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