Olive Films has announced that addition of the romantic comedy Guest Wife to their upcoming slate of Blu-ray releases. The film was directed by Sam Wood and starred Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, Dick Foran, Charles Dingle, and Grant Mitchell. Guest Wife is currently available for pre-order online and will be available in stores everywhere beginning on September 24th.
Funny guy Ameche plays Joe, a journalist long overdue for a vacation but stuck with a family-minded boss. Joe finally complains that he needs some time with his own wife and gets the vacation he needs. There’s only one problem–Joe isn’t married. Best buddy Chris (Foran) comes to the rescue, offering to let Joe borrow his wife, Mary, played by heartthrob Claudette Colbert. The plan runs smoothly until Joe, Mary, and Chris end up in the same house, with Mary and Joe forced to share the same bedroom in order to keep the deception alive. The pairing of Ameche with Colbert provides for excellent comedy, and the sure hand of director Wood keeps the pacing alive in this light comedy. Guest Wife was released in July of 1946 and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music.
Olive Films has not released any details concerning the exact tech specs and special features that will be included with the disc.