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Peach-O-Reno (1931)

After a quarrell at their 25th wedding aniversery, Joe and Aggie Bruno decide to divorce each other, and both leave for Reno. So do their daughters Prudence and Pansy, but they want to get ... See full summary »

Director:

William A. Seiter

Writers:

Tim Whelan, Ralph Spence (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bert Wheeler ... Wattles
Robert Woolsey ... Julius Swift
Dorothy Lee ... Prudence Bruno
Zelma O'Neal ... Pansy Bruno
Joseph Cawthorn ... Joe Bruno
Cora Witherspoon ... Aggie Bruno
Sam Hardy ... Judge Jackson
Mitchell Harris ... Ace Crosby
Arthur Hoyt ... Secretary
Josephine Whittell ... Mrs. Doubleday-Doubleday
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After a quarrell at their 25th wedding aniversery, Joe and Aggie Bruno decide to divorce each other, and both leave for Reno. So do their daughters Prudence and Pansy, but they want to get their parents back to gether. Joe and Aggie, accidentally, are becoming clients at the same lawfirm, Wattles and Swift, which is the biggest and most succesful in town. But being on the opposide sides in the same case is not the only problem for Wattles and Swift, the cocurring lawfirm Jackson, Jackson, Jackson and Jackson, has started a price war and one of its member has just been appointed judge, furthermore, there's Ace Crosby, whose ex-wife got her divorce with the help of Wattles and Swift, who vowed to shoot Wattles for this. Wattles disguises as widow Hanover, Joe's co-respondent. Crosby, waiting at the office-turned-casino, wins too much at the pokertable, so Wattles tries to lure him away, after he and Joe have beem seen by Aggie. Aggie, who has met Judge Jackson, who told her that she and... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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WORLD'S GREATEST CLOWNS RUNNING RIOT IN RENO! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peach o' Reno See more »

Filming Locations:

Reno, Nevada, USA

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Wintermärchen
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Music by Alphons Czibulka
Played on the violin when Smith addresses the jury
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Reach-O-Reno
13 January 2012 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

I guess humor, like beauty, is in the eye (ear) of the beholder. Wheeler and Woolsey are two of my favorite funnymen but Peach-O-Reno contains some of the oldest and stalest jokes ever put on film. I'll bet they were funnier in 1932, but here it is 2011 and some of the material fell flatter than a pancake despite their best efforts and that of the supporting cast.

Joseph Cawthorn and Cora Witherspoon are the old married couple trying to get a divorce, after a hilarious scene at their 25th wedding anniversary party which turns into an argument and a trip to Reno. They are excellent and very funny when on screen - maybe they should have given these two old pros more screen time. Bert Wheeler and Dorothy Lee have a good song and dance number and Wheeler himself is quite good impersonating a floozy to aid Cawthorn's cause for divorce.

There is some good fun here and there and I have a hard time knocking Wheeler and Woolsey in any case, but maybe "Peach-O-Reno" should have been seen in 1932 and then stored in a vault somewhere. It came as a two-fer with "Girl Crazy" - maybe I'll have better luck with that one.


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