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Fired Wife

Fired Wife(1943)

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Madison Avenue advertising executive Hank Dunne elopes with Tabitha "Tig" Callahan, the personal assistant to theatrical producer Chris McClelland. The two plan to honeymoon in Hank's Indiana hometown, but Tig is drawn back to New York when Chris offers to let her direct his new play. Tig tells Hank that they must keep their marriage secret, as Chris refuses to work with married people. While Tig meets with Chris and her leading man, Oscar Blix, Hank is forced to babysit radio performer Eve Starr. When Hank goes to Chris's theater and fights with Tig, the producer has him arrested, and Hank spends the night in jail. The next day, Hank and Tig plan to leave once again on their secret honeymoon, but Chris arrives and orders Tig to marry Oscar so that the foreigner can remain in the United States. The upset Hank then exposes their marriage, and Chris fires Tig. After the newlyweds fight, Hank goes into work, where he learns that Eve has run off with millionaire playboy Willie Wilson. Hank and his partner, Orin Tracy, rush to the playboy's home on Long Island, where Eve tells gossip columnist Jerry Donohue that she is secretly married to Hank. While Hank tries to explain things to Eve, Tig meets with Chris and his attorney, who unsuccessfully try to talk her into a divorce. Tig then drives to the Wilson estate just in time to see Hank and Eve being arrested. Tig goes to Reno to get a divorce, but Hank follows her there, and the two are reconciled. Once again, they try to go on their Indiana honeymoon, but soon begin fighting over Hank's relationship with Eve, prompting Tig to go through with the divorce. Back in New York, Tig learns that she is pregnant, and her physician orders her to quit the play. In order to stop Hank and Tig from remarrying, Chris and Eve decide to combine forces. At Hank's apartment, Eve tells Tig that she and Hank plan to marry. Chris then convinces the heartbroken Tig to marry Oscar. Charles, Hank's butler, warns his boss about Chris and Eve's deceptions, however, and Hank chases after Tig and Oscar. He arrives just in time to remarry Tig and learns that he is going to be a father.