Hired Wife (1940) Movie Details

Hired Wife
William A. Seiter , Vaughn Paul
Charles Previn , Frank Skinner , Bernard B. Brown , William Hedgcock
Universal Pictures
1 hr 35 mins
Rating: 4.4/10 from 92 users

Hired Wife Movie Cast

Rosalind Russell
as Kendal Browning
Brian Aherne
as Stephen Dexter
Virginia Bruce
as Phyllis Walden
Robert Benchley
as Roger Van Horn
John Carroll
as Jose de Briganza
Hobart Cavanaugh
as William
Richard Lane
as McNab
William B. Davidson
as Mumford (as William Davidson)
Brooks Benedict
as Phyllis's Friend (uncredited)
Virginia Brissac
as Miss Collins (uncredited)
Gino Corrado
as Waiter (uncredited)
Selmer Jackson
as Hudson (uncredited)
Janet Shaw
as Lucy - the Bride (uncredited)
Pat West
as Office Worker (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks
as Office Worker
Leonard Carey
as Peterson - Butler
Jack Chefe
as Nightclub Patron
Chester Clute
as Martin Peabody - Justice of the Peace
Paul Everton
as Board Member
Eddie Hall
as Swan Club Patron
William Halligan
as Latimer
George Humbert
as Chef
Charles Judels
as Photographer
Alphonse Martell
as Waiter
Frank McClure
as Nightclub Patron
Edmund Mortimer
as Restaurant Patron
William H. O'Brien
as Waiter
Broderick O'Farrell
as Office Worker
Kitty O'Neil
as Mrs. Peabody
Manuel París
as Waiter
Suzanne Ridgway
Suzanne Ridgway as Cigarette Girl
Cyril Ring
as Office Worker
Ronald R. Rondell
as Office Worker
Rolfe Sedan
as Maitre D'
Charles Smith
as Leo - Office Boy
Larry Steers
as Office Worker
Dale Van Sickel
as Office Worker
Max Wagner
as Streetcar Conductor
Pierre Watkin
as Charlie - Phyllis's Escort
Poppy Wilde
as Swan Club Patron
Suzanne Ridgeway
Suzanne Ridgeway as Cigarette Girl (uncredited)

Hired Wife Crew List

Director :
Screenplay : Richard Connell , Gladys Lehman
Story : George Beck
Producer : William A. Seiter
Director of Photography : Milton Krasner
Art Direction : Jack Otterson , Martin Obzina
Editor : Milton Carruth
Set Decoration : Russell A. Gausman
Music Director : Charles Previn
Music Score Producer : Frank Skinner
Costume Design : Vera West
Costume Designer : Irene
Assistant Director : Vaughn Paul
Sound Supervisor : Bernard B. Brown
Sound Technical Supervisor : William Hedgcock

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Ad man Stephen Dexter asks his secretary Kendall to marry him as a loophole in order to protect his finances during an important business deal. Once the deal is completed, he asks Kendall for a divorce and is dismayed when she refuses.

Hired Wife

Hired Wife is a 1940 English Film stars Rosalind Russell , William A. Seiter , Brian Aherne , Virginia Bruce , Robert Benchley , John Carroll , Hobart Cavanaugh , Richard Lane , William B. Davidson , Brooks Benedict , Virginia Brissac , Gino Corrado , Selmer Jackson , Janet Shaw , Pat West , Ralph Brooks , Leonard Carey , Jack Chefe , Chester Clute , Paul Everton , Eddie Hall , William Halligan , George Humbert , Charles Judels , Alphonse Martell , Frank McClure , Edmund Mortimer , William H. O'Brien , Broderick O'Farrell , Kitty O'Neil , Manuel París , Suzanne Ridgway , Cyril Ring , Ronald R. Rondell , Rolfe Sedan , Charles Smith , Larry Steers , Dale Van Sickel , Max Wagner , Pierre Watkin , Poppy Wilde , Suzanne Ridgeway , Richard Connell , Gladys Lehman , George Beck , William A. Seiter , Milton Krasner , Jack Otterson , Martin Obzina , Milton Carruth , Russell A. Gausman , Charles Previn , Frank Skinner , Vera West , Irene , Vaughn Paul , Bernard B. Brown , William Hedgcock , directed by Vaughn Paul & music by William Hedgcock.