Strange Wives (1934)

73 or 75 mins | Comedy | 10 December 1934

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
13 Oct 34
p. 3.
Daily Variety
18 Oct 34
p. 9.
Daily Variety
24 Nov 34
p. 3.
Film Daily
1 Feb 35
p. 13.
Hollywood Reporter
24 Nov 34
p. 7.
Motion Picture Herald
8 Dec 34
p. 46.
Variety
5 Feb 35
p. 31.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Stanley Bergerman Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Adpt and scr
Addl dial
Addl dial
Contr wrt
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Ed supv
SOUND
Sd supv
VISUAL EFFECTS
MAKEUP
Makeup
PRODUCTION MISC
Tech dir
Prod mgr
Scr clerk
Secy to prod
Utility secy
Utility
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Bread upon the Waters" by Edith Wharton in Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan (Feb 1934).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 December 1934
Production Date:
13 October--29 October 1934
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
26 November 1934
Copyright Number:
LP5121
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
73 or 75
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
PCA No:
400
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Successful New York stockbroker Jimmy King, a confirmed bachelor, goes against the warnings of his friend Warren and marries wiley Russian refugee Nadia, who poses as a princess. Soon, Jimmy is supporting Nadia's family, which includes Olga, an ambitious interpretive dancer, Paul, an ambitious violinist, Boris, a loafer, and Mauna, a gold digger. Nadia's father, General Kourajine, dreams only of a revolution taking place in Russia that would counteract the Bolshevik Revolution. In order to rid himself of his in-laws, Jimmy tries to exploit their Russian idiosyncrasies to make them all famous, and eventually, they all find other sources of income besides Jimmy. Jimmy also rids himself of a nervous former suitor of Nadia and finally establishes himself as head of the household with a tirade on marriage and home wreckers, leaving he and Nadia more compatible than ... +


Successful New York stockbroker Jimmy King, a confirmed bachelor, goes against the warnings of his friend Warren and marries wiley Russian refugee Nadia, who poses as a princess. Soon, Jimmy is supporting Nadia's family, which includes Olga, an ambitious interpretive dancer, Paul, an ambitious violinist, Boris, a loafer, and Mauna, a gold digger. Nadia's father, General Kourajine, dreams only of a revolution taking place in Russia that would counteract the Bolshevik Revolution. In order to rid himself of his in-laws, Jimmy tries to exploit their Russian idiosyncrasies to make them all famous, and eventually, they all find other sources of income besides Jimmy. Jimmy also rids himself of a nervous former suitor of Nadia and finally establishes himself as head of the household with a tirade on marriage and home wreckers, leaving he and Nadia more compatible than ever. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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