Strange Wives


1h 15m 1934

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 10, 1934
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Bread upon the Waters" by Edith Wharton in Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan (Feb 1934).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m
Film Length
8 reels

Synopsis

Successful New York stockbroker Jimmy King, a confirmed bachelor, goes against the warnings of his friend Warren and marries wiley Russian refugee Nadia, who poses as a princess. Soon, Jimmy is supporting Nadia's family, which includes Olga, an ambitious interpretive dancer, Paul, an ambitious violinist, Boris, a loafer, and Mauna, a gold digger. Nadia's father, General Kourajine, dreams only of a revolution taking place in Russia that would counteract the Bolshevik Revolution. In order to rid himself of his in-laws, Jimmy tries to exploit their Russian idiosyncrasies to make them all famous, and eventually, they all find other sources of income besides Jimmy. Jimmy also rids himself of a nervous former suitor of Nadia and finally establishes himself as head of the household with a tirade on marriage and home wreckers, leaving he and Nadia more compatible than ever.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 10, 1934
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Bread upon the Waters" by Edith Wharton in Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan (Feb 1934).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m
Film Length
8 reels

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