7.0/10
1,452
28 user 12 critic

The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936)

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

Director:

Stephen Roberts

Writers:

Anthony Veiller (screen play by), James Edward Grant (story by)
Reviews
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Powell ... Dr. Lawrence Bradford
Jean Arthur ... Paula Bradford
James Gleason ... Inspector Corrigan
Eric Blore ... Stokes, Bradford's Butler
Robert Armstrong ... Nick Martel (bookie)
Lila Lee ... Miss Prentiss, Bradford's Receptionist
Grant Mitchell ... John Summers, Luxury's Owner
Erin O'Brien-Moore ... Mrs. Summers
Ralph Morgan ... Leroy Hutchins, Warcloud's Owner
Lucile Gleason ... Mrs. Hutchins
Learn more

More Like This 

Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An executive lets an attractive cook talk him into taking a job as butler.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Herbert Marshall, Jean Arthur, Leo Carrillo
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Boring businessman Larry Wilson recovers from amnesia and discovers he's really a con man...and loves his soon-to-be-ex wife.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Frank McHugh
Easy Living (1937)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A wealthy banker throws his wife's expensive fur coat off the roof of a building; it lands on the head of a stenographer, leading to everyone assuming she is his mistress and has access to his millions.

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Ray Milland
Romance | Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When a dancer disappears from a theater, her former lover asks lawyer Clay Dalzell to investigate, leading him on a trail of murder and deception.

Director: Stephen Roberts
Stars: William Powell, Ginger Rogers, Paul Kelly
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A tycoon goes undercover to ferret out agitators at a department store, but gets involved in their lives instead.

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: Jean Arthur, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Long-missing Bill Cardew returns to find his wife Vicky remarried...and in no hurry to settle for just one husband.

Director: Wesley Ruggles
Stars: Jean Arthur, Fred MacMurray, Melvyn Douglas
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

During the World War II housing shortage in Washington, two men and a woman share a single apartment and the older man plays Cupid to the other two.

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn
Love Crazy (1941)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A series of misunderstandings on their fourth wedding anniversary lead an architect and his wife to break up, but he pretends to be insane and even poses as his own sister in order to win her back.

Director: Jack Conway
Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Gail Patrick
Jewel Robbery (1932)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A gentleman thief charms a Viennese baron's wife and also conducts a daring daylight robbery of a jewellers.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Helen Vinson
Certificate: Passed Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The neglected wife of a high profile attorney dallies with a unscrupulous womanizer and finds herself involved in blackmail and murder.

Director: William K. Howard
Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Una Merkel
Arizona (1940)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

During the 1860s Tucson, a pioneer woman struggles to succeed in the freight and cattle business while at risk at the hands of corrupt and violent local businessmen and rampaging Indians.

Director: Wesley Ruggles
Stars: Jean Arthur, William Holden, Warren William
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A reporter meets an actress whose producer is a presumed-dead thief, and stakes his reputation on predicting the next crime.

Director: Edward Ludwig
Stars: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Reginald Owen

Photos

Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

RKO borrowed Jean Arthur from Columbia and William Powell from MGM for this film. Powell had a clause in his contract that he would not be lent out without his consent, but he really liked the script. And MGM boss Louis B. Mayer thought that this film would increase Powell's star power. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Bert 'Murphy' Murph - Private Eye: You can tell that dame I came through all right. It certainly burned me up saying I was yellow.
See more »

Connections

Features Human Cargo (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Arranged by Roy Webb
See more »

User Reviews

My brief review of the film
13 September 2005 | by sol-See all my reviews

A reasonably entertaining combination of comedy and mystery, done in much the same fashion as 'The Thin Man', and even starring the same star, William Powell is as good as one would expect, however Jean Arthur does not work quite as well with him as Myrna Loy does, and she is even a tad annoying to have on screen at times. The script is well written with some good lines and an interesting plot, and the film relatively engaging on the whole. By all means it is inferior to 'The Thin Man', but yet it manages to do quite a good job with similar material, and other than Powell's character, the elements borrowed from 'The Thin Man' are fairly disguised. It is a good film in itself either way.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 28 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One to Two See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$369,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed