In Name Only. 1939. USA. Directed by John Cromwell. Screenplay by Richard Sherman, based on the novel Memory of Love, by Bessie Breuer. 94 min.
With Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Kay Francis, Charles Coburn. Locked in a miserable marriage, wealthy Alec Walker meets the widowed single mother Julie Eden while out for a ride in the countryside. Alec and Julie soon fall in love, and when Alec’s wife gets a whiff of the affair, she makes sure that the elder Walkers—who control the inheritance—choose her over Julie. Grant makes juggling too many women look graceful in this witty triangle.