A nervous woman-shy office clerk, already troubled by an amorous female co-worker, suddenly has to deal with a very forward and attractive young woman who has sneaked into his apartment - and doesn't want to leave.

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Simon Haldane
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Julia Faulkner
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Agatha Hathaway
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Nell Martin
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Dvorak
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A nervous woman-shy office clerk, already troubled by an amorous female co-worker, suddenly has to deal with a very forward and attractive young woman who has sneaked into his apartment - and doesn't want to leave.

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Although the two films share no common writer credits, some plot elements from Wide Open are used in the Monogram feature What a Man! (1944). See more »

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Simon Haldane: I haven't had very much experience carrying women to bed!
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Remake of The Narrow Street (1925) See more »

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enjoyable little comedy
12 October 1999 | by (Hull, Québec) – See all my reviews

Wide Open showcases the comedy talents of Edward Everett Horton and Patsy Ruth Miller who work well as a team. This was one of the 5 pictures they made together in 1929-31. This one contains several amusing scenes (the sleepwalking scene) and good comic support by Louise Fazenda. Horton plays the usual befuddled bachelor who's made fun of by everyone else. Miss Miller is quite charming as his potential love interest who gives him some much needed self-confidence. This is one of her few surviving Warner Bros. talkies. No great shakes but a good, enjoyable comedy.


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