Sweethearts and Wives (1930)

67 mins | Mystery, Melodrama | 15 June 1930

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HISTORY

The 4 Jan 1930 Exhibitors Herald-World announced that the production starting date for Other Men's Wives was 13 Dec 1929. The title was later ... More Less

The 4 Jan 1930 Exhibitors Herald-World announced that the production starting date for Other Men's Wives was 13 Dec 1929. The title was later changed. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald-World
4 Jan 1930
p. 59.
Film Daily
13 Jul 1930.
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New York Times
12 Jul 1930
p. 16.
Variety
2 Jul 1930
p. 25.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Other Men's Wives
Release Date:
15 June 1930
Production Date:
began 13 December 1929
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
11 June 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1350
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
67
Length(in feet):
7,003
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

On a stormy night, Anthony Peel and Angela Worthing are forced to seek shelter at a secluded inn. There they find the maître d'hôtel, a waiter, and a maid in earnest conference. Angela is hesitant about staying overnight because of a possible scandal; and the maid, pretending to understand only French, is curious about the young lovers. Screams from an adjoining room bring the police and detective Reginald De Brett in search of a stolen diamond necklace; a murder is discovered, and all are detained overnight. Anthony learns that the maid is the sister of the woman who owned the missing jewels and discovers a button near the location of the murder, proving ultimately that De Brett is actually the ... +


On a stormy night, Anthony Peel and Angela Worthing are forced to seek shelter at a secluded inn. There they find the maître d'hôtel, a waiter, and a maid in earnest conference. Angela is hesitant about staying overnight because of a possible scandal; and the maid, pretending to understand only French, is curious about the young lovers. Screams from an adjoining room bring the police and detective Reginald De Brett in search of a stolen diamond necklace; a murder is discovered, and all are detained overnight. Anthony learns that the maid is the sister of the woman who owned the missing jewels and discovers a button near the location of the murder, proving ultimately that De Brett is actually the killer. +

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