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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".

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Frank R. Strayer (as Frank Strayer)

Writer:

Scott Darling
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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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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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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)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1930 (USA) See more »

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Tiffany Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Wow...talk about a contrived plot!!
15 March 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The plot to "Borrowed Wives" is pretty bad--and 100% ridiculous! Peter Foley owes money but cannot pay it off until he marries. This is because he is receiving a stipend from his Uncle Henry and it will only be increased when he gets married. He plans on marrying his sweetheart but when her train is delayed, Mr. Parker INSISTS he be paid off NOW or go to jail. And, Parker suggest they use his secretary to pose as Foley's wife in order to make the uncle happy and release the inheritance. This is an amazingly contrived plot--but it gets worse. It seems that Henry and his wife live in a spooky old haunted house!!!! AND, then the woman who Peter planned on marrying arrives at the house with another man!! What?!?!?!?!?! Does any of this make any sense and is there any part of this plot that doesn't sound stupid? If you answered no to both these questions, then I can pretty much say the movie is not worth your time. If, somehow this sound like a good film, then by all means try it--just don't invite me over to watch this turkey!


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