Robert Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck in “His Brother’s Wife” 1936

RT6346His Brother’s Wife is the first film in which Mr. Taylor and Miss Stanwyck co-starred.  Their real life relationship was in its early stages and the love scenes are quite convincing.  Although this film can’t decide whether it wants to be a romantic love story or a serious medical drama, the uncritical viewer can enjoy it a lot.








The other Taylor-Stanwyck films are This Is My Affair, 1937 and The Night Walker, 1964.

His Brother’s Wife was notable for some Robert Taylor beefcake.


and some pretty convincing romance.



About giraffe44

I became a Robert Taylor fan at the age of 15 when his TV show, "The Detectives" premiered. My mother wanted to watch it because she remembered Mr. Taylor from the thirties. I took one look and that was it. I spent the rest of my high school career watching Robert Taylor movies on late night TV, buying photos of him, making scrapbooks and being a typical teenager. College, marriage and career intervened. I remember being sad when Mr. Taylor died. I mailed two huge scrapbooks to Ursula Thiess. I hope she got them. Time passed, retirement, moving to Florida. Then in 2012 my husband Fred pointed that there were two Robert Taylor movies that evening on Turner Classic Movies--"Ivanhoe" and "Quentin Durward." I watched both and it happened all over again. I started this blog both for fans and for people who didn't know about Robert Taylor. As the blog passes 200,000 views I'm delighted that so many people have come by and hope it will help preserve the legacy of this fine actor and equally good man.
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2 Responses to Robert Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck in “His Brother’s Wife” 1936

  1. rahrah14 says:

    I love this movie. It makes very little sense because it’s basically 2 completely different movies smashed together but the wonderful chemistry between Barbara and Bob is magnetic. I think if they had stuck to the story of 2 people getting together and falling in love without taking them to the jungle it could have been a really great movie. Nevertheless, it is what it is and I love it anyway, haha!


  2. giraffe44 says:

    I agree. The two stories in one is disconcerting but I guess it was to give the Taylor character some gravitas so he wasn’t just a useless playboy. Stanwyck’s character works for a living so he has to do something to deserve her.


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