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1964

Move Over, Darling

MOVE OVER, DARLING is a 1963 remake of the 1940 screwball comedy MY FAVOURITE WIFE that starred Irene Dunne, Cary Grant and Gail Patrick. The remake stars Doris Day, James Garner, and Polly Bergen.

The film was originally to be a comeback vehicle for Marilyn Monroe, under the working title of SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE. Dean Martin was cast as Nick Arden after the initial choice James Garner was committed to doing THE GREAT ESCAPE and the director was George Cukor. Marilyn Monroe was fired for seldom showing up for shooting early in its production cycle, appearing in only about 30 minutes of usable film. At first, they tried to continue with Lee Remick in Monroe's place, but Martin balked at working with anyone else. Monroe was re-hired but died before she could resume filming, and that version was never completed. Unable to complete the movie, and having already sunk a considerable amount of money into the production and sets, 20th Century Fox went ahead with the project, albeit with a new title, new director Michael Gordon, and a new cast (with the exception of Thelma Ritter, who was also cast as Grace Arden in the Cukor version). [Text from Wikipedia]