My Wife's Relatives (1939)

Approved | | Comedy | 20 May 1939 (USA)
The second of the nine-films series based on "The Higgins Family" from Republic, with James and Lucile Gleason in the first seven and replaced by Roscoe Karns and Ruth Donnelly in the last ... See full summary »

Director:

Gus Meins

Writers:

Dorrell McGowan (story), Stuart E. McGowan (story) (as Stuart McGowan) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Gleason ... Joe Higgins
Lucile Gleason ... Lil Higgins
Russell Gleason ... Sidney Higgins
Harry Davenport ... Grandpa Ed Carson
Lynne Roberts ... Jean Higgins (as Mary Hart)
Tommy Ryan ... Tommy Higgins
Purnell Pratt ... Mr. Ellis
Maude Eburne ... Widow Ella Jones
Marjorie Gateson ... Mrs. Ellis
Henry Arthur Henry Arthur ... Bill Ellis
Sally Payne ... Lizzie
Edward Keane ... Jarvis
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Storyline

The second of the nine-films series based on "The Higgins Family" from Republic, with James and Lucile Gleason in the first seven and replaced by Roscoe Karns and Ruth Donnelly in the last two entries, "Meet the Missus" and "Petticoat Politics." In this one Joe Higgins buys his wife Lil an expensive ring for their 25th wedding anniversary on the installment plan, and loses his job at the candy factory owned by Mr. Ellis on the same day. The latter's son Bill also announces his intentions of marrying the Higgins' daughter, Jean, over the protests of Ellis and his snooty wife. Joe loses the ring and his dumb son Sidney thinks it is in a package of a new nickel candy bar, and offers a reward for its return. The sales of the candy sky-rocket. Elsewhere, Grandpa, concerned over the financial affairs of the Higgins family, decides to marry the rich widow Jones who has been pursuing him for years. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1939 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by Money to Burn (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Daddy Dear, We Love You
Lyrics by Eddie Cherkose
Music by William Lava (as Bill Lava) and Raoul Kraushaar
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