In Name Only

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While out riding in the country, wealthy New Yorker Alec Walker (Cary Grant) meets young widow Julie Eden (Carole Lombard), and a relationship quickly develops. However, Alec has not told her that he is already locked into a loveless marriage to the avaricious Maida (Kay Francis), who has contrived to convince his parents she is the ideal wife. Circumstances alert the two women to each other's existence, a situation to which they react very differently. Based on Memory of Love, a novel by Bessie Breuer, In Name Only is soap opera par excellence, blessed with a peerless cast.

  1. Bessie Breuer


  2. Richard Sherman


  3. John Cromwell


Top Billed Cast

  1. Carole Lombard

    Carole Lombard

    Julie Eden

  2. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant

    Alec Walker

  3. Kay Francis

    Kay Francis

    Maida Walker

  4. Charles Coburn

    Charles Coburn

    Richard Walker

  5. Helen Vinson

    Helen Vinson


  6. Katharine Alexander

    Katharine Alexander


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 34m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • August 3, 1939



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