A Bride for Henry
Cast & Crew
New York socialite Sheila Curtis is furious at her fiancé, Eric Reynolds, when he shows up late for their wedding because he fell asleep at a movie, and asks her lawyer, Henry Tuttle, to take his place at the altar. Henry has been in love with Sheila for a long time and happily agrees. En route to their Long Island honeymoon hotel, Sheila explains to Henry that she married him only to teach Eric a lesson and that she intends to get a divorce. Henry agrees to the charade but plans to win her love. When Eric shows up at the hotel and demands an explanation, Sheila decides to spend her time with him, enjoying the hotel activities as they had planned. Henry, on his own, swims, rides, and plays tennis with beautiful hotel guests in the hopes of making Sheila jealous. With the help of his old friend, Helen Van Orden, Henry's plan works and Sheila sees him in a new light. After a disastrous picnic that ends with the arrest of Sheila and Eric, Sheila realizes that she loves Henry and breaks her "engagement" to Eric. Sheila crashes Helen's party hoping to attract Henry, and when he pretends indifference, she returns to the hotel. Henry follows and presses for a divorce. Sheila refuses, threatening to jump out the window if Henry continues to insist on a divorce. Henry, knowing that his plan worked, helps Sheila from the ledge and the honeymoon begins in earnest.
According to Lib, the only "full-blooded Hawaiian orchestra in the country," headed by Sam Koki, is seen in the film. Press notes state that several scenes were shot on an estate owned by Janss family, which included a large swimming pool, several tennis courts and a large barbeque pit. Separate publicity items list both Dean Spencer and Tony Novarro as sound recorders although W. C. Smith is credited on the screen. Variety credits Spencer as screenwriter, but this listing is probably an error.