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Release Date:
25 December 1931 (USA) See more »
WORLD'S GREATEST CLOWNS RUNNING RIOT IN RENO! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
After a quarrell at their 25th wedding aniversery, Joe and Aggie Bruno decide to divorce each other... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bert Wheeler ... Wattles
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sam Ash ... Blackjack Dealer (uncredited)
Monte Collins ... Law Firm Partner / Courtroom Vendor (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Juror (uncredited)
Frank Darien ... Counselor Jackson #3 (uncredited)

Bill Elliott ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Grace Goodall ... Reno Divorcee (uncredited)
Harry Holman ... Counselor Jackson #2 (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Croupier (uncredited)
Eddie Kane ... Radio Announcer in Courtroom (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Casino Employee (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Law Office Employee (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Casino Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
William A. Seiter 
Writing credits
Tim Whelan (written by)

Ralph Spence (adaptation and dialogue) &
Tim Whelan (adaptation and dialogue) and
Eddie Welch (adaptation and dialogue)

Louis Sarecky  uncredited

Produced by
William LeBaron .... producer
Original Music by
Max Steiner (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Jack MacKenzie (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Jack Kitchin 
Costume Design by
Max Rée 
Art Department
Max Rée .... scenery
Sound Department
George D. Ellis .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
William H. Clothier .... assistant camera
William H. Clothier .... camera operator (uncredited)
Donald MacKenzie .... still photographer (uncredited)
Eddie Pyle .... camera operator (uncredited)
Music Department
Ray Heindorf .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Max Steiner .... musical director (uncredited)
Other crew
John Burch .... supervisor (as John E. Burch)
Crew verified as complete

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63 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone System)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)
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Busting A Marriage With Mr. Wheeler & Mr. Woolsey, 17 October 2004
Author: Ron Oliver ( from Forest Ranch, CA

A pair of shady Nevada lawyers become involved in the uproarious divorce proceedings of a strident PEACH-O-RENO.

Comics Bert Wheeler & Robert Woolsey, who starred in a string of popular comedies from 1929 to 1937, return with a funny look at the peculiar goings on--divorces & casinos--in the Nevada city of Reno. The Boys (Wheeler is the little fellow with curly hair; Woolsey is the skinny guy with cigar and glasses) toss out one wisecrack after another in this Pre-Code concoction. The film's hilarity reaches its zenith (or nadir, depending on the viewer's sensibilities) during Wheeler's extended drag sequence, which includes an uproarious dance number with Woolsey. Disguised as a very merry widow, Wheeler challenges Charles Ruggles in CHARLEY'S AUNT (1930) as the best female impersonator of the early talkies.

Young Dorothy Lee, Wheeler's very frequent cinematic love interest, is Kewpie Doll cute as always, but she's really given very little to do until quite late in the film when she perches on a grand piano for her requisite song with Bert. Getting better lines is Zelma O'Neal as Lee's blunt talking sister.

The girls' divorce-seeking parents are nicely played by Joseph Cawthorn & Cora Witherspoon. Other performances of note are given by Arthur Hoyt as the Boys' nervous Nellie secretary; Mitchell Harris as a gun-happy gambler intent on plugging Wheeler; and Sam Hardy as the conniving judge who presides over the chaotic courtroom scene which ends the film.

Movie mavens will recognize corpulent Harry Holman in an uncredited role as Witherspoon's outmaneuvered divorce lawyer.

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