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My Wife's Best Friend Details


This 20th Century-Fox programmer stars Anne Baxter and Macdonald Carey as husband and wife, both passengers on an airliner. When the plane develops serious engine trouble, it looks like the end for everyone on board. Certain that he's facing an imminent demise, Carey confesses to Baxter that he's had an affair with her best friend (Catherine McLeod). Baxter mulls over several potential revenges in her mind, casting herself as various famous women of history. The plane lands safely, at which time Baxter learns that the "affair" was nothing more than a discreet flirtation. So much for the 87-minute shaggy dog story which calls itself My Wife's Best Friend. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Anne Baxter
as Virginia Mason
MacDonald Carey
as George Mason
Cecil Kellaway
as Rev. Chamberlain
Casey Adams
as Pete Bentham
Catherine McLeod
as Jane Richards
Leif Erickson
as Nicholas Reed
Frances Bavier
as Mrs. Chamberlain
Martin Milner
as Buddy Chamberlain
Billie Bird
as Katie
John Hedloe
as Pilot
Phil Hartman
as Cab Driver
Junius Matthews
as Dr. Smith
Edgar Dearing
as Police Chief
Morgan Farley
as Dr. McCarran
Ann Staunton
as Hannah
Emmett Vogan
as Walter Rogers
Henry Kulky
as Pug
May Wynn
as Stewardess
Henry Kulky
as Pug


Richard Sale
Robert Bassler
Isobel Lennart
Leo Tover
Leigh Harline
Composer (Music Score)
Lionel Newman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Lyle Wheeler
Art Director
Mark-Lee Kirk
Art Director