About the film
Insure Your Wife
Release Date: March 11, 1935
|Production Companies||:||Fox Film Corporation|
|Producers||:||Sol M. Wurtzel|
|Writers||:||Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, Enrique Jardiel Poncela|
This Fox Film comedy – based on a play by Argentinean writer Julio Escobar – features an international cast that includes actor and singer Raúl Roulien and his fiancée in both the movie and real life, actress and dancer Conchita Montenegro. The plot centers on Ricardo Randall (Roulien), who concocts a scheme to establish an insurance policy to protect men from their wives’ infidelity. The plot thickens when Ricardo’s secretary and love interest, Camelia Cornell (Montenegro), is faced with the return of Rita Martín (Maris), a former lover of Ricardo, whose husband Eduardo (Moreno) has purchased an insurance policy on her. The film features tango songs performed by Roulien, with lyrics by Spanish playwright Enrique Jardiel Poncela, who also collaborated on the film’s screenplay.