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Merry Wives of Reno (1934)

Passed | | Comedy | 12 May 1934 (USA)
Three couples raise a ruckus when they travel to Nevada for quickie divorces.

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Robert Lord (story), Robert Lord (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Guy Kibbee ... Tom
Glenda Farrell ... Bunny
Donald Woods ... Frank
Margaret Lindsay ... Madge
Hugh Herbert ... Colonel Fitch
Frank McHugh ... Al
Ruth Donnelly ... Lois
Roscoe Ates ... The Trapper (as Rosco Ates)
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Derwent
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irving Bacon ... Cook (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Three couples raise a ruckus when they travel to Nevada for quickie divorces.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alegres Consortes See more »

Filming Locations:

Reno, Nevada, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of only two films in which both Louise Beavers and Hattie McDaniel appeared. The other film was Imitation of Life (1934). See more »

Quotes

Telephone Operator: Mrs. Peabody wants to see Al again.
Telephone Operator II: She gets lonely every afternoon around this time.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Newsreel (1934) See more »

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A silly premise for a funny movie with a wonderful cast.
5 June 2004 | by bethelagcySee all my reviews

Ruth Donnelly, a solid supporting actress in literally dozens of films, went to Hollywood when the Great Depression hit Broadway [where she was established as a young character woman (GOING UP et al.)and near where she had made a few silent films] with a plan to try movies for six months to a year. She came back to the East Coast some three decades later, figuring that her career was over ... and replaced Patsy Kelly in NO, NO, NANETTE on Broadway. Ruth was a true lady ... and one of the best friends anyone could have! I adored her. You haven't lived until you've sat next to Ruth during a special screening of THE MERRY WIVES OF RENO and listened to her asides about the film and the other actors in it. No bitchiness; that was not Ruth's style. But ... funny?! You know it! Guy Kibbee played her husband and Glenda Farrell was a co-star. Ruth, who had not seen the film (this screening was sometime in the '80s) since its initial release, could remember every scene and every moment. She was truly a remarkable talent, a remarkable lady, and a remarkable friend. I miss her greatly.


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