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Housewife (1934)

 -  Drama  -  11 August 1934 (USA)
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Nan Reynolds encourages her copywriter husband Bill to open his own agency. Nearly out of business, he finally gets a client. Former girlfriend Patricia Berkeley writes a very successful ... See full summary »

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George Brent ...
William Reynolds
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Patricia Berkeley
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Nan
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Paul
Ruth Donnelly ...
Dora
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
George
Robert Barrat ...
Sam Blake
Joseph Cawthorn ...
Krueger (as Joe Cawthorne)
Phil Regan ...
Radio Singer
Willard Robertson ...
Judge
Ronnie Cosby ...
Buddy Reynolds
Leila Bennett ...
Jenny
Harry Tyler ...
Mr. Simmons
Charles Coleman ...
Bolton
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Nan Reynolds encourages her copywriter husband Bill to open his own agency. Nearly out of business, he finally gets a client. Former girlfriend Patricia Berkeley writes a very successful commercial for the client and neats up their old romance. Wife and girlfriend struggle over Bill. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Dona de Casa  »

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Both Lee Phelps (Court Clerk) and Lester Dorr (Chauffeur) are in studio records/casting call lists for their roles, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Patricia 'Pat' Berkeley: Well, I've done alright. I suddenly found out I had some brains and decided to use them.
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Referenced in Bette Davis: A Basically Benevolent Volcano (1983) See more »

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Puddin' Head Jones
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Lou Handman
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Sappy soaper seems a lot longer than its running time...
15 March 2010 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

GEORGE BRENT has a hard time making a living in HOUSEWIFE, married to ANN DVORAK and falling in love with a working girl he knew years ago--BETTE DAVIS in this flimsy soaper from Warner Bros.

Nothing much happens of much consequence except that for awhile Brent thinks he's in love with Davis, a hard-working office gal who takes his mind off his marriage to Dvorak, but doesn't stand a chance by the time the script gets to the tacked on happy ending after a brief courtroom scene.

The main acting chores go to Ann Dvorak and she does a good job of playing the loyal wife who helps her hubby up the ladder of success and sees him turning to a new love before things get patched up rather hastily.

George Brent does his usual good-natured job as the leading man who is caught between his loyal wife and "the new kid in the office" who has her own plans for their future. The courtroom ending seems tacked on and things are resolved in rather hurried fashion for a happy ending.

Nothing much, just a programmer for three dependable Warner workers early in their respective careers.


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