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Wide Open (1930)

 -  Comedy  -  1 February 1930 (USA)
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Simon Haldane
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Julia Faulkner
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Agatha Hathaway
Vera Lewis ...
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Bob Wyeth
E.J. Ratcliffe ...
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Nell Martin
Frank Beal ...
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Fred Kelsey ...
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Robert Dudley ...
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Extremely cute.
3 April 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Wide Open" is an unusual film in that Edward Everett Horton, a supporting actor, is in the lead--and it's a very pleasant little comedy. Simon is a VERY mousy guy who hates women (Horton). He also is mistreated by those around him because he's so meek. However, one day, out of the blue, 'Miss Jones' (Patsy Ruth Miller) shows up at his house and just won't get lost--no matter how much Simon hates and is afraid of women. When some folks at work find out that a woman is at Simon's house, they think that Simon has gotten married and throw them a party. What's next? Well see it for yourself. Just be prepared--it's a very sweet and funny conclusion to the story.

In addition to these two actors, look for the Mack Sennett star, Louise Fazenda--the wife of producer Hal Wallis. And, note the many double-entendres which would NOT have been allowed after the Production Code would be enacted in mid-1934! Overall, a cute story--and ample proof that Horton was a very likable actor.


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