Widow from Monte Carlo (1936)

60 or 63 mins | Comedy | 1 February 1936

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HISTORY

Actress Eily Malyon's name is misspelled as "Ely Melyon" in the onscreen credits. The pre-release title of the film was Meet the Duchess ... More Less

Actress Eily Malyon's name is misspelled as "Ely Melyon" in the onscreen credits. The pre-release title of the film was Meet the Duchess . More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
16 Dec 35
p. 3.
Film Daily
19 Dec 35
p. 4.
Hollywood Reporter
16 Dec 35
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
17 Dec 35
p. 8.
Motion Picture Herald
2 Nov 35
p. 64
Motion Picture Herald
4 Jan 36
p. 49.
New York Times
23 Jan 36
p. 25.
Variety
29 Jan 36
p. 16.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Meet the Duchess
Release Date:
1 February 1936
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
20 January 1936
Copyright Number:
LP6064
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60 or 63
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
1708
SYNOPSIS

Inez, the beautiful widow of the Duke of Rye, seeks a change from her dull English life and runs away from her aristocratic relatives, Lord and Lady Holloway, and Lady Maynard, for an evening at the casino in Monte Carlo. There she meets Major Allan Chepstow. Returning from the casino, Inez is accosted in her hotel lobby by nouveau riche Rose Torrent and her husband John, the Marmalade King, and snubs them. Rose wants to break into English society and is hoping Inez, who is her neighbor in London, will help her. Concerned about Inez, her relatives convince Eric Reynolds, a member of the diplomatic corp., to propose to her. Inez accepts, then the following day, encounters Chepstow again on the beach and is invited to accompany him to the English resort of Margate. She turns him down, but back in London, she is still bored, so, with the help of Joan, her private secretary, she impulsively decides to accept Chepstow's offer. They arrive on the same day that the Torrent Marmalade factory is having its annual outing and narrowly avoid meeting Rose. On their way back to London, Chepstow and Inez are involved in an automobile accident caused by Dopey, an American fugitive from justice. Afraid of a scandal, Chepstow takes Dopey back to his apartment. Then Rose finds a note written by Inez to Chepstow and steals it in order to blackmail Inez into attending a party that she is arranging. The night of the party, Dopey sneaks into the Torrent mansion and steals the note from Rose. Chepstow gets the letter from Dopey and is caught with ... +


Inez, the beautiful widow of the Duke of Rye, seeks a change from her dull English life and runs away from her aristocratic relatives, Lord and Lady Holloway, and Lady Maynard, for an evening at the casino in Monte Carlo. There she meets Major Allan Chepstow. Returning from the casino, Inez is accosted in her hotel lobby by nouveau riche Rose Torrent and her husband John, the Marmalade King, and snubs them. Rose wants to break into English society and is hoping Inez, who is her neighbor in London, will help her. Concerned about Inez, her relatives convince Eric Reynolds, a member of the diplomatic corp., to propose to her. Inez accepts, then the following day, encounters Chepstow again on the beach and is invited to accompany him to the English resort of Margate. She turns him down, but back in London, she is still bored, so, with the help of Joan, her private secretary, she impulsively decides to accept Chepstow's offer. They arrive on the same day that the Torrent Marmalade factory is having its annual outing and narrowly avoid meeting Rose. On their way back to London, Chepstow and Inez are involved in an automobile accident caused by Dopey, an American fugitive from justice. Afraid of a scandal, Chepstow takes Dopey back to his apartment. Then Rose finds a note written by Inez to Chepstow and steals it in order to blackmail Inez into attending a party that she is arranging. The night of the party, Dopey sneaks into the Torrent mansion and steals the note from Rose. Chepstow gets the letter from Dopey and is caught with it on him. Realizing that she is in love with Chepstow, Inez breaks her engagement with Eric and makes an appearance at the Torrents' party. Inez and Chepstow get married and leave for a new life in Canada. +

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