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Frank C. Wilson Frank C. Wilson
Master of Ceremonies
Lee Willard Lee Willard
Minor Role
Paul Stanton Paul Stanton
Judge
Edward Peil Sr. Edward Peil Sr.
Bailiff
Edmund Mortimer Edmund Mortimer
Lucy's Attorney
Bert Moorhouse Bert Moorhouse
Nightclub Patron


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Sidney Buchman Sidney Buchman
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Before their divorce becomes final, Jerry and Lucy Warriner both do their best to ruin each other's plans for remarriage, Jerry to haughty socialite Molly Lamont, she to oil-rich bumpkin Daniel Leeson. Among their strategies: Jerry's court-decreed visitation rights with Mr. Smith, their pet fox terrier, and Lucy's flamboyant impersonation of Jerry's brassy "sister" before his prospective bride's scandalized family.
Release date: 21 October 1937
UPC: 043396077638
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