5.6/10
51
5 user 2 critic

Borrowed Wives (1930)

Peter has to be married by midnight or else his inheritance goes to his uncle... Who happens to live in a "haunted house".

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Men pay a dime to dance with Barbara and her fellow taxi dancers. She marries Eddie and plans to quit dancing. Before she does, she meets a handsome and rich gentleman.

Directors: Lionel Barrymore, Edward Buzzell
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ricardo Cortez, Monroe Owsley
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Dale Jordan is first accepted by the aristocratic first-cabin passengers on a south-bound Panama-Pacific liner until they discover she is a member of a troupe of cabaret girls led by Trixie... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor
Stars: Arline Judge, Preston Foster, Marion Burns
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A New York fashion model finds herself being pursued by a poor but honest garage mechanic and a rich philanderer.

Director: Alexander Hall
Stars: Carole Lombard, Chester Morris, Adrienne Ames
Bottoms Up (1934)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Promoter Smoothe King helps a pair of phonies con their way into a movie company. As Wanda heads toward stardom, she turns more and more from King toward the matinée idol. King must decide between his plans and her happiness.

Director: David Butler
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Pat Paterson, John Boles
Green Eyes (1934)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The owner of a large mansion in the country throws a costume party for some of his friends. However, the party turns sour when he is found stabbed to death in a closet. The police and a guest try to discover who committed the murder.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Shirley Grey, Charles Starrett, Claude Gillingwater
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Baron is a banker, in Vienna, who works at at very fast pace. He appreciates beautiful women, but fires the beautiful Miss Frey as he considers her a diversion to work. Susie sneaks ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Marian Marsh, David Manners, Warren William
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Bill McCaffery, a plumber, wins big at the racetrack but then his luck runs out and almost ruins his business. Molly Gilbert, his manicurist girlfriend, stands by him and helps him readjust to life as a plumber.

Director: Murray Roth
Stars: Lew Ayres, Ginger Rogers, Charley Grapewin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Peter Foley
...
Alice Blake
Nita Martan ...
Julia Thorpe
...
Bull Morgan
...
Joe Blair (as Robert Randall)
...
Uncle Henry
Dorothea Wolbert ...
Aunt Mary
...
G.W. Parker
...
Lawyer Winstead
...
Mac - the Cop
Eddy Chandler ...
Police Sergeant
Edit

Storyline

Peter has to be married by midnight or else his inheritance goes to his uncle... Who happens to live in a "haunted house".

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 August 1930 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wow...talk about a contrived plot!!
15 March 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The plot to "Borrowed Wives" is pretty bad--and 100% ridiculous! Peter Foley owes money but cannot pay it off until he marries. This is because he is receiving a stipend from his Uncle Henry and it will only be increased when he gets married. He plans on marrying his sweetheart but when her train is delayed, Mr. Parker INSISTS he be paid off NOW or go to jail. And, Parker suggest they use his secretary to pose as Foley's wife in order to make the uncle happy and release the inheritance. This is an amazingly contrived plot--but it gets worse. It seems that Henry and his wife live in a spooky old haunted house!!!! AND, then the woman who Peter planned on marrying arrives at the house with another man!! What?!?!?!?!?! Does any of this make any sense and is there any part of this plot that doesn't sound stupid? If you answered no to both these questions, then I can pretty much say the movie is not worth your time. If, somehow this sound like a good film, then by all means try it--just don't invite me over to watch this turkey!


3 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?