6.4/10
250
9 user 4 critic

Havana Widows (1933)

Two golddiggers go fishing for millionaires in Havana.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two telephone repairmen have many adventures and romance a pair of blondes.

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Joan Blondell, Pat O'Brien, Allen Jenkins
Smarty (1934)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Vicki Wallace (Joan Blondell) takes great pleasure in teasing her husband,Tony Wallace (Warren William), who takes no pleasure at all in being teased and it isn't long before he ups and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey
Stars: Joan Blondell, Warren William, Edward Everett Horton
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ex-convict Danny Kean decides to become honest as a photographer for a paper. He falls in love with Patricia, the daughter of the policeman who arrested him. Mr Nolan, her father, doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: James Cagney, Ralph Bellamy, Patricia Ellis
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Menton Gill is longing to become a cowboy actor and leaves his hometown to try his luck in Hollywood, but there his acting ability is regarded as non-existent. Actress Flips gives him a ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Joan Blondell, Stuart Erwin, Zasu Pitts
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sports car racer becomes overprotective of his brother when he decides to become a racer as well.

Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two broke ex-chorus girls in California hope to get back to Broadway by winning the "Miss Pacific Fleet" popularity contest.

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell, Hugh Herbert
Blonde Crazy (1931)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The adventures of an egoistic con man and his glamorous accomplice.

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Louis Calhern
Comedy | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A hospital nurse is recruited by the police to watch a household where a suspicious death has occurred.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Joan Blondell, George Brent, Ruth Hall
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sophisticated comedy: a trio of money hungry women who all have sugar daddies who keep them in the lap of luxury, even as they drive the men crazy. Each woman represents a different ... See full summary »

Director: Lowell Sherman
Stars: Joan Blondell, Madge Evans, Ina Claire
Union Depot (1932)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Travelers of different and varied backgrounds meet and interact on one night in a metropolitan train station and its environs.

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Joan Blondell, Guy Kibbee
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two wisecracking manicurists flee an irate gangster.

Director: William Keighley
Stars: Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell, Robert Armstrong
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Dan Curly sends two hitmen to kill double-crossing Flicker Hayes, who retreats to a small village with ex-prostitute Rose to hide.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Victor Jory
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Emily Jones
...
Mr. Otis
...
G.W. 'Butch' O'Neill
...
...
...
Mr. Timberg (as Charles Wilson)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

those gold-digging havana widows are in town See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

18 November 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Viúvas de Havana  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

Herman Brody: Butch is in town. He followed me over here and he wants his dough. If I ain't got it - I'm a cinch to be rubbed out.
Mae Knight: You're kidding!
Herman Brody: I wish I was.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Complicated Women (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Pretty Lady
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played during the opening chorus line scene
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Digging for gold with a treasure trove of thesps
30 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

A cast of Warner's brightest farceurs work overtime in this frantic, sporadically funny gold-digger farce. In the first of several pairings, Joan Blondell and Glenda Farrell play gum-chomping burlesque chorines looking to strike it rich in Havana. Though pains are made to show Blondell as a tootsie of morals (early on, she refuses her boss's request to dance at a stag party), she apparently has no qualms about trapping vacationing millionaires into breach of promise settlements.

True to form, Blondell has a last minute change of heart when she falls for the son (Lyle Talbot) of her intended mark. Luckily for the viewer the sucker happens to be Guy Kibbee, whose rooftop escape from a Cuban Turkish bath is a low comedy hoot.

Hyperthyroid Allen Jenkins provides amusing support as (what else?) a gangster's lamebrained flunky, and the wonderful Ruth Donnelly appears all too briefly as Kibbee's carnivorous wife. Only Frank McHugh is a repetitious drag; he plays a constantly inebriated lawyer in the obvious speech-slurring style common to the thirsty days of Prohibition. You have to wonder whether such witless drunk acts contributed to the repeal.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page