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Havana Widows (1933)

Two golddiggers go fishing for millionaires in Havana.

Director:

Ray Enright

Writer:

Earl Baldwin (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Blondell ... Mae Knight
Glenda Farrell ... Sadie Appleby
Guy Kibbee ... Deacon R. Jones
Allen Jenkins ... Herman Brody
Lyle Talbot ... Bob Jones
Frank McHugh ... Duffy
Ruth Donnelly ... Emily Jones
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Mr. Otis
Ralph Ince ... G.W. 'Butch' O'Neill
Maude Eburne ... Mrs. Ryan--Landlady
George Cooper ... Paymaster Mullins
Charles C. Wilson ... Mr. Timberg (as Charles Wilson)
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Storyline

Mae and Sadie, impecunious chorus girls, chisel some money from an admirer and head for Havana to "dig gold" among the millionaires. Posing as rich widows, they prepare to fleece wealthy Deacon Jones, but his penniless son Bob catches Mae's eye. The whole enterprise is endangered when Herman, their original cash source, shows up... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 November 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Viúvas de Havana See more »

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Production Co:

First National Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Sadie tells Mae that the surest place to find Duffy is at "Sloppy Moe's" - that is undoubtedly a reference to the original Sloppy Joe's Bar in Old Havana, Cuba. Financially devastated by the 1959 revolution and finally closed by a fire in the 1960's, it has been restored and reopened in 2013. See more »

Goofs

When the girls arrive in Havana, Glenda's scarf/collar keeps changing the way it is draped, buttoned over the left, and buttoned over the right, back and forth, several times. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Timberg: I want you to do a dance. You know, show 'em somthin'.
Mae Knight: Is it a benefit?
Mr. Timberg: Yeah, it's a benefit.
Mae Knight: Then I'm out. My conscious wouldn't let me. What I'd show 'em, wouldn't benefit any of 'em.
Mr. Timberg: Now, listen, is it gonna hurt you to go over there tomorrow night and shake it up a little fer 'em?
Mae Knight: Say, listen, when I finish here at midnight, after nine shows a day, I can't even shake my little finger.
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Referenced in Complicated Women (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Pretty Lady
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played during the opening chorus line scene
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Harmless fluff
3 July 2003 | by jaykay-10See all my reviews

The intended humor is broad, rather than clever; familiar, rather than original; flat, rather than funny. All the ingredients of classic farce are here, except the wit that makes such farce classic. Allen Jenkins offers his usual dumb-dumb character. Frank McHugh does the supposedly comical screen drunkard - swaying, staggering, falling. Guy Kibbee...well. suffice to say that he plays the same role he did in practically every other picture. That leaves our leading ladies: chorus girls on the make Joan Blondell and Glenda Farrell. A promising duo, but comedy teams work best when the performers are opposites, and here the girls play virtually identical characters. Their wisecracks don't have much snap, but then neither does the picture overall. Joan radiates her cheerful charm, as usual, despite being called upon to chew gum throughout. I think she removed it to eat, and during her wedding scene.


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