A terrific pairing of Carole Lombard and Cary Grant are the highlight in absorbing domestic melodrama In Name Only. The run-of-the-mill situation of a soulful, wealthy Grant stuck with ice-cube-in-a-gown Francis and his attempts to free himself to pursue the simple pleasures with Lombard gets a big lift from the innate appeal of the leads.
In Name Only marks the credited debut of child actress Peggy Ann Garner (she was uncredited in two previous films). Garner is best known for her performance in 1945’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
Cast: Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Charles Coburn, Jonathan Hale, Peggy Ann Garner,
Director: John Cromwell
Producer: George Haight
Director of Photography: J. Roy Hunt
Editor: William Hamilton
Composer: Roy Webb
Screenwriter: Richard Sherman
Art Directors: Perry Ferguson, Van Nest Polglase
USA / RKO / 102 minutes / 1939