Connect with us


In Name Only (RKO 1939, Cary Grant, Charles Coburn)



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.

production details
USA | RKO | 94 minutes | 1939

Director: John Cromwell
Script: Richard Sherman, Bessie Breuer,


Alan Baxter as Charley
Allen Wood as Joe – Bellhop
Byron Foulger as Owen – Clerk
Helen Vinson as Suzanne
Peggy Ann Garner as Ellen
Jonathan Hale as Dr. Gateson
Grady Sutton as Paul Graham – Escort (uncredited)
Sandra Morgan as Boat Passenger
Charles Coburn as Richard Walker
Sam Harris as Party Guest
John Laing as John – Chauffeur
Carole Lombard as Julie Eden
Cary Grant as Alec Walker
Kay Francis as Maida Walker
Katharine Alexander as Laura
Nella Walker as Mrs. Walker
Maurice Moscovitch as Dr. Muller
Spencer Charters as Gardener
James Adamson as Black Waiter on Train (uncredited)
Arthur Aylesworth as Farmer on Truck (uncredited)
Lloyd Ingraham as Hospital Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Frank Puglia as Manager – Tony’s Cafe (uncredited)
Jack Chapin as Bellhop #1
Charles Coleman as Archie Duross
John Dilson as Head Train Steward
Fern Emmett as Hotel Chambermaid
Edward Fliegle as Night Clerk
Gus Glassmire as Yawning Hospital Attendant
Gordon Douglas as Steward
Jesse Graves as Train Waiter
Harold Hoff as Bellhop Bringing Bottle
Mary MacLaren as Nurse at Desk
Harriet Matthews as Boat Passenger
Tony Merlo as Waiter at Tony’s
Harold Miller as Boat Passenger
Frank Mills as Bartender
Bert Moorhouse as College Man Asking About Game
Clive Morgan as Party Guest
George Rosener as Dr. Hastings at Hotel
Robert Strange as Hotel Manager / Amorous House Detective
Kathryn Wilson as Party Guest
Florence Wix as Party Guest

Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.

HBO News HBO News
News9 mins ago

An American Bombing: The Road to April 19th, April 16, 2024, HBO

An upcoming HBO documentary examines the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in US history, and...

The Cleaning Lady The Cleaning Lady
News9 mins ago

The Cleaning Lady, April 16, 2024, FOX, “Velorio”

In the latest episode of The Cleaning Lady, titled “Velorio,” tensions rise as Ramona becomes increasingly suspicious of Thony’s involvement...

News10 mins ago

Lopez vs Lopez, April 16, 2024, NBC, “Lopez vs Let It Go”

In the latest episode of Lopez vs Lopez, George joins a meditation group led by spiritual healer Carlos the Curandero,...

Fixer to Fabulous Fixer to Fabulous
News11 mins ago

Fixer to Fabulous Italiano Series Finale, April 16, 2024, HGTV, “Unveiling the Villa”

In the finale episode of Fixer to Fabulous: Italiano, Dave and Jenny embark on a high-stakes mission as they near...

Alert Missing Persons Unit Alert Missing Persons Unit
News4 hours ago

Alert: Missing Persons Unit, April 16, 2024, FOX, “@Kyra”

In the upcoming episode of Alert: Missing Persons Unit, a popular travel influencer goes missing during a hurricane, prompting the...

FBI CBS Title Card FBI CBS Title Card
News7 hours ago

FBI, April 16, 2024, CBS, “Best Laid Plans,” Shantel Van Santen Guest Stars

The FBI team tackles high-stakes investigations, delving into terrorism, organized crime, and counterintelligence in the latest episode titled “Best Laid...

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Love & Hip Hop Atlanta
News8 hours ago

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, April 16, 2024, MTV, “Expecting And Unexpected”

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta returns with another dramatic episode airing on MTV on Tuesday April 16, featuring relationship struggles,...

The Jennifer Hudson Show The Jennifer Hudson Show
News8 hours ago

The Jennifer Hudson Show, April 16, 2024, CBS

In today’s episode of The Jennifer Hudson Show, Iain Armitage, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord, Lance Barber, Zoe Perry, Annie Potts,...

Four In A Bed Generic Four In A Bed Generic
News21 mins ago

Four in a Bed, 15 April 2024, Channel 4, “The Sportsman, Whitworth, Lancashire”

Channel 4’s popular B&B competition series Four in a Bed returns for another brand new season, pitting B&B owners against...

True Crime Generic True Crime Generic
News25 mins ago

Murder Case: The Digital Detectives, 15 April 2024, Channel 4

In the first episode of Murder Case: The Digital Detectives, viewers are taken on a journey into the world of...

Escape to the Country Escape to the Country
News25 mins ago

Escape to the Country, 15 April 2024, BBC One, “Shropshire”

In this episode of Escape to the Country, Denise Nurse joins a couple from Cheshire who are seeking to swap...

Big Little Crimes Big Little Crimes
News27 mins ago

Big Little Crimes, 15 April 2024, BBC One, “Season 2 Episode 6”

BBC One’s documentary series Big Little Crimes returns with another insightful episode, showcasing the intriguing world of police investigations and...

Traffic Cops Traffic Cops
News33 mins ago

Police Interceptors: Pursuit and Capture, 15 April 2024, 5Action, “Episode 6”

In the latest episode of Police Interceptors: Pursuit and Capture, viewers will witness a high-speed clash between officers and a...

Yesterday Give Find It, Fix It, Flog It Double Series Renewal Yesterday Give Find It, Fix It, Flog It Double Series Renewal
News33 mins ago

Find It, Fix It, Flog It, 15 April 2024, Yesterday, “Season 8 Episode 4”

In the latest episode of Find It, Fix It, Flog It, airing on Yesterday on Monday 15 April, Henry Cole...

Pompeii The New Dig Pompeii The New Dig
News34 mins ago

Pompeii: The New Dig, 15 April 2024, BBC Two, “The Bodies”

The ancient Roman city of Pompeii, famously destroyed and preserved by a volcanic eruption in AD 79, has long been...

ITVBe Logo ITVBe Logo
News36 mins ago

The Real Housewives of Cheshire, 15 April 2024, ITVBe, “Season 17 Episode 4”

In the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Cheshire, airing on ITVBe on Monday 15 April, Seema and Nicole...