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Havana Widows (1933)

Two golddiggers go fishing for millionaires in Havana.

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Sadie Appleby
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Deacon R. Jones
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Herman Brody
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Bob Jones
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Mr. Duffy, the Lawyer
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Mrs. Emily Jones
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Mr. Otis, Invincible Insurance
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G.W. 'Butch' O'Neill
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Mrs. Ryan, the Landlady
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Paymaster Mullins
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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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Viúvas de Havana  »

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Trivia

The $1,500 loan Herman gets from his boss so the girls can go to Havana is the equivalent of $27,600 in 2016. See more »

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: What'd you do in Cuba, run the mint?
Gladys Gable: Well, not exactly. But, I had it worried for a little while.
Mae Knight: Oh, come on, tell us, did you marry a millionaire?
Gladys Gable: No, but, I've been kicking around with about 15 or 20.
Sadie Appleby: Think of being knee deep in millionaires.
Mae Knight: I can't, I get dizzy.
Gladys Gable: Dears, I'm telling you the place is positively reeking with them. The suckers!
Mae Knight: Give us the dope, will ya? I'm beginning to think our education's been neglected.
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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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