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Havana Widows (1933)

 -  Comedy  -  18 November 1933 (USA)
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Two golddiggers go fishing for millionaires in Havana.

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Complete credited cast:
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Mae Knight
Glenda Farrell ...
Sadie Appleby
Guy Kibbee ...
Deacon R. Jones
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Herman Brody
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Bob Jones
Frank McHugh ...
Mr. Duffy, the Lawyer
Ruth Donnelly ...
Mrs. Emily Jones
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Mr. Otis, Invincible Insurance
Ralph Ince ...
G.W. 'Butch' O'Neill
Maude Eburne ...
Mrs. Ryan, the Landlady
George Cooper ...
Paymaster Mullins
Charles C. Wilson ...
Mr. Timberg (as Charles Wilson)
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Mae and Sadie, impecunious chorus girls, chisel some money from an admirer and head for Havana to "dig gold" among the millionaires. Posing as rich widows, they prepare to fleece wealthy Deacon Jones, but his penniless son Bob catches Mae's eye. The whole enterprise is endangered when Herman, their original cash source, shows up... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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18 November 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Viúvas de Havana  »

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Goofs

When the girls arrive in Havana, Glenda's scarf/collar keeps changing the way it is draped, buttoned over the left, and buttoned over the right, back and forth, several times. See more »

Quotes

Sadie Appleby: You're not so low you have to let em throw pennies at ya!
Mae Knight: Throw em? In Passaic, they use slinghots.
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Referenced in Complicated Women (2003) See more »

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Pretty Lady
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Music by Harry Warren
Played during the opening chorus line scene
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Harmless fluff
3 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

The intended humor is broad, rather than clever; familiar, rather than original; flat, rather than funny. All the ingredients of classic farce are here, except the wit that makes such farce classic. Allen Jenkins offers his usual dumb-dumb character. Frank McHugh does the supposedly comical screen drunkard - swaying, staggering, falling. Guy Kibbee...well. suffice to say that he plays the same role he did in practically every other picture. That leaves our leading ladies: chorus girls on the make Joan Blondell and Glenda Farrell. A promising duo, but comedy teams work best when the performers are opposites, and here the girls play virtually identical characters. Their wisecracks don't have much snap, but then neither does the picture overall. Joan radiates her cheerful charm, as usual, despite being called upon to chew gum throughout. I think she removed it to eat, and during her wedding scene.


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