Irene Dunne was fabulous, but I thought that the plot was disappointing. I could not understand that if the second marriage would be annulled and they could pick up where they had left off, why Ellen would have to pull any tricks to get him back.
I couldn't understand how two young kids could go off into the mountains alone with some "strange" woman that they only known for a couple of days, and why it was so difficult to tell them that she was their mother.
Why would Nick need to go off on a 60-day cruise to think things out? Why would Ellen even mention divorce when he had just asked the judge for an annulment? What business did Berkett have to do with his bigamy case? What business did he have in the courtroom? Nick said that he hadn't had time to think about what to do with Burkett. If he was annulling his second marriage and he is going to remained married to Ellen, why would he need to think about Burkett?
Too many contrived points, which led to the scenes in the cabin, left me very disappointed.
Yes on the contrivances! As well, how could the children not recognize their mother? We have to believe there were no photos ever taken of her?
They weren't looking for their mother because she was "dead". They were not expecting to see their mother. Until they got to the cabin, they thought of her as dead. The idea that they would go away with some strange woman is what got me stumped.
I really enjoyed this movie but also have to agree with plot disappointment. All through the movie I was struck with how casual and non-emotional, almost flippant, everyone acted upon the "dead" woman/wife's return.