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Peach-O-Reno (1931)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  25 December 1931 (USA)
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After a quarrell at their 25th wedding aniversery, Joe and Aggie Bruno decide to divorce each other, and both leave for Reno. So do their daughters Prudence and Pansy, but they want to get ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Bert Wheeler ...
Robert Woolsey ...
Julius Swift
Dorothy Lee ...
Prudence Bruno
Zelma O'Neal ...
Pansy Bruno
Joseph Cawthorn ...
Joe Bruno
Cora Witherspoon ...
Aggie Bruno
Sam Hardy ...
Judge Jackson
Mitchell Harris ...
Ace Crosby
Arthur Hoyt ...
Secretary
Josephine Whittell ...
Mrs. Doubleday-Doubleday
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After a quarrell at their 25th wedding aniversery, Joe and Aggie Bruno decide to divorce each other, and both leave for Reno. So do their daughters Prudence and Pansy, but they want to get their parents back to gether. Joe and Aggie, accidentally, are becoming clients at the same lawfirm, Wattles and Swift, which is the biggest and most succesful in town. But being on the opposide sides in the same case is not the only problem for Wattles and Swift, the cocurring lawfirm Jackson, Jackson, Jackson and Jackson, has started a price war and one of its member has just been appointed judge, furthermore, there's Ace Crosby, whose ex-wife got her divorce with the help of Wattles and Swift, who vowed to shoot Wattles for this. Wattles disguises as widow Hanover, Joe's co-respondent. Crosby, waiting at the office-turned-casino, wins too much at the pokertable, so Wattles tries to lure him away, after he and Joe have beem seen by Aggie. Aggie, who has met Judge Jackson, who told her that she and... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Screen's greatest clowns run riot in Reno! (Title lobby card). See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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25 December 1931 (USA)  »

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Especialistas em Divórcio  »

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All contemporary reviews and the copyright records use "Peach O'Reno" as the title of this movie. See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
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From "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played by the members of the jury
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Wheeler & Woolsey at it again - their best one
22 October 2009 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Lots of clever jokes, chuckles, men in drag. Sight gags and the usual fare for Wheeler and Woolsey, even some filthy one liners in here if you pay attention. A couple of those jokes would have been snipped right out when the film code started being enforced just a couple years later. This one is all about going to Reno for a quick divorce, with the two men cast as Wattles and Swift, divorce lawyers, with some surprises thrown in. At one point, the two "attorneys" represent opposing sides in one divorce case, but it's really all about getting their jokes out as fast as they can. Watch for Cora Witherspoon, who was in Bank Dick with W.C. Fields. I thought this was a riot, even if it's extra short at just 63 minutes. The jokes and timing in this one hold up better than some of their other oldies. Directed by William Seiter, who had made tons of comedies with ALL the Hollywood greats. I recommend it - its a fun one!


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