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The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery, Romance | 13 May 1936 (USA)
Screwball comedy has wealthy mystery writer Paula Bradford using her doctor ex-husband's non-payment of alimony to coerce him into a reconciliation.

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Paula Bradford
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Stokes, Bradford's Butler
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Miss Prentiss, Bradford's Receptionist
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John Summers, Luxury's Owner
Erin O'Brien-Moore ...
Mrs. Summers
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Leroy Hutchins, Warcloud's Owner
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Mrs. Hutchins
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Storyline

Relations between Dr. 'Brad' Bradford and ex-wife Paula are surprisingly romantic. They divorced because Brad hated being dragged into murder mysteries, to which mystery writer Paula is addicted. But through horse trainer Mike North, Brad is embroiled in the case of a jockey who died of "heart failure" during a race. As they pursue clues, Paula pursues Brad for remarriage, and assorted hoods pursue the Bradfords. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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A Minha Ex-Mulher e Eu  »

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$369,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The last movie directed by Stephen Roberts. He died shortly after the release of this film. See more »

Goofs

The bite of a black widow spider is painful but rarely fatal. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Lawrence Bradford: Say, what is this... a frame-up?
Paula Bradford: Oh, well, you know, "Great minds..."
Dr. Lawrence Bradford: No, I don't know any great minds.
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Wedding March
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from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Arranged by Roy Webb
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A thinly disguised "Thin Man"
16 October 2002 | by (Ky.) – See all my reviews

William Powell recreates, for RKO, his Nick Charles character, now as Dr. Bradford, M.D. and Jean Arthur substitutes as Nora. How did it work? very well! This film works because Powell and Arthur have terrific chemistry, and a crackerjack good comic-mystery script. The mystery is clever, and the humor urbane and lighthearted. If you have enjoyed "The Thin Man" films, do yourself a favor and see it. It's available on tape, and I suspect DVD also.


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