Thursday, March 4, 2010

NIGHT LIFE IN RENO(1931)- Pre Code.

NIGHT LIFE IN RENO (1931). Pre-code. Director: Raymond Cannon. Cast: Virginia Valli, Jameson Thomas and Dorothy Christy.

John Wyatt is caught with another woman which angers his wife. June decides to make a trip to Reno for a divorce. Since Reno requires a six-week wait for a divorce to become final, June decides to take advantage of the night life. John, not wanting a divorce follows his wife to Reno. Her new lover is married to a jealous woman who shoots him when she learns of their affair. Will June reconcile with her husband?
I loved the costumes and most of the story line. Although.. I thought it dragged a little during the drunk scene between John and Roy.

Dorothy Christy, performed in the early 1930s as second lead. Christy seemed most at home in slapstick comedies she played the older sister who must be married off to clear the way for her younger sister's happiness in Buster Keaton's Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1931) and in Laurel & Hardy's Sons of the Desert (1933). She was also in Devil and the Deep (1932) Jane Withers' in the 1934 Shirley Temple musical Bright Eyes. Perhaps her most offbeat role was in the serial Phantom Empire (1935).

Jameson Thomas, English film actor. He appeared in 82 films between 1923 and 1939. On the stage from his early teens, Jameson first performed in The Squaw Man. He made his screen debut in the film Chu Chin Chow(1923). He performed in Piccadilly(1929) as Valentine Wilmot opposite Anna May Wong. .

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