Free Afternoon Movie

Free Afternoon Movie

Tuesday, March 13
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Mary J. Benson Branch

Free Afternoon Movies - A LITTLE MIRTH AT THE MOVIES

March 13     Wife Vs. Secretary (1936) 1 hr 28 minutes

Magazine publisher Van Stanhope (Clark Gable) is a hard-working, dynamic executive very happily married to his beautiful wife Linda (Myrna Loy). Friends caution Linda about allowing her husband’s sexy secretary Whitey (Jean Harlow) to continue to have access to him. Even Van’s mother warns Linda that Van’s father philandered during their marriage—and Van, like all men, will eventually succumb to opportunity and temptation. Although Whitey has a faithful boyfriend, she secretly harbors unrequited feelings for her boss. When Van and Whitey take a business trip to Havana, circumstantial evidence convinces Linda the rumors she’s heard are true!

A huge box office success, the fifth of six films pairing Gable and Harlow, and the fourth picture for Gable and Loy starring together. This was the first movie in which Loy and Harlow both appeared together.