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Borrowed Wives (1930)

Peter has to be married by midnight or else his inheritance goes to his uncle... Who happens to live in a "haunted house".

Director:

Frank R. Strayer (as Frank Strayer)

Writer:

Scott Darling
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rex Lease ... Peter Foley
Vera Reynolds ... Alice Blake
Paul Hurst ... Bull Morgan
Sam Hardy ... George W. Parker
Nita Martan Nita Martan ... Julia Thorpe
Charles Sellon ... Uncle Henry Foley
Dorothea Wolbert ... Aunt Mary Foley
Robert Livingston ... Joe Blair (as Robert Randall)
Harry Todd ... Lawyer Winstead
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Storyline

Peter has to be married by midnight or else his inheritance goes to his uncle... Who happens to live in a "haunted house".

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Taglines:

At midnight Peter Foley's wife can collect a million dollar inheritance- but there is no Mrs. Foley! So he borrows a wife, and that is when the mystery and fun begin. (Print Ad- Nassau Daily Review, ((Freeport NY)) 9 September 1930)

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1930 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tiffany Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Paul Hurst is exceptional
26 June 2017 | by enj-969-682475See all my reviews

its too bad some people can't enjoy something like this movie,Paul Hurst is perfect for this role,have seen this movie 6 times and laugh as much as the first time.this is a small gem from the 30's, you don't have to do much thinking just sit back and enjoy this movie, i don't expect godfather type movies from the 30's and neither should any one else


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