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Wife Wanted(1946)

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Brief Synopsis

Career-slipping movie star Carole Raymond (Kay Francis) buys in as a real estate partner of Jeff Caldwell (Paul Cavanagh). Actually, through his secretary, Nola Reed (Veda Ann Borg), Caldwell runs a matrimonial bureau and, with the aid of his associate, Lee Kirby (John Gallaudet), they defraud and blackmail a large group of lonely people. Carole, unknowingly, is used as bait for one of their victims, Walter Desmond (Barton Yarborough), who "commits suicide." Reporter William Tyler (Robert Shayne) thinks otherwise and, posing as a rich rancher, contacts Miss Raymond. The latter, now being blackmailed by Caldwell, is forced to persuade Tyler to invest in a fraudulent oil deal. In her own attempt to break the racket, Carole uncovers Mildred Hayes (Teala Loring), another innocent victim of the Desmond case. Despite leading each other on for their own purposes, Carole and Tyler fall in love and combine their efforts.

Cast & Crew

Phil Karlson Director
Kay Francis Carole Raymond
Paul Cavanagh Jeffrey Caldwell
Robert Shayne Bill Tyler
Veda Ann Borg Nola Reed
Teala Loring Mildred Hayes
Edgar Hayes Pianist
John Gallaudet Lee Kirby
Jonathan Hale Philip Conway
Tim Ryan Bartender
Barton Yarborough Walter Desmond
Selmer Jackson Lowell Cornell
Bert Roach Arthur Mayfield
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1946 Production Date:  LC; Mertz
FCA 4924-25
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Monogram Distributing Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Monogram Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  70 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Film - 'Wife Wanted'

    Darrell 2008-09-30

    I am a big Kay Francis fan and have heard of "Wife Wanted" through out the years and have seen maybe a still of two from the movie. I read the... MORE>