GenreComedy, Romance Duration CountryUnited States
Release dateDecember 25, 1931 (1931-12-25) (US) WriterTim Whelan, Ralph Spence (adaptation), Tim Whelan (adaptation), Eddie Welch (adaptation) Music directorMax Steiner, Ray Heindorf, Richard A. Whiting, Harry Akst, Grant Clarke CastRobert Woolsey, Bert Wheeler (Wattles), Dorothy Lee, Zelma ONeal, Cora Witherspoon Similar moviesRelated William A Seiter movies
Two lawyers (Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey) run a quickie-divorce office that converts into a speakeasy.
Peach OReno is a 1931 pre-Production Code comedy film starring Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, and Zelma ONeal. It was released on Christmas Day of 1931
Aggie Bruno (Cora Witherspoon) has had enough of her husband, Joe (Joseph Cawthorn), and decides to get a divorce in Reno. She meets with lawyers Wattles and Swift (Wheeler and Woolsey), the latter of the two agreeing to represent Aggie in court. Swift suggests that Aggie be "caught" with another man. Meanwhile, Joe Bruno has also headed to Reno, and is being represented in court by Wattles. Wattles suggests that Joe be "caught" with another woman.
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Meanwhile, Ace Crosby (Mitchell Harris), an angry Arizona gambler wants to shoot Wattles for representing the gamblers wife in a previous divorce case. Swift suggests that Wattles dress as a woman in order to avoid being found by the gambler. That evening, Wattles and Swift do the same thing that they do every evening: turn their office into a casino. Swift arrives at the casino pretending to be Aggie Brunos love interest. To add to the confusion, Waddles (dressed as a woman) shows up with Joe Bruno, pretending to be his love interest.
A rather notorious scene involving a wrestling match between Julis Swift (Robert Woolsey) and Pansy Bruno (Zelma ONeal) was cut from the film.
According to RKO records, the film made a profit of $90,000.
"Peach OReno" was released with Girl Crazy on DVD by Warner Brothers on December 17, 2010.
Bert Wheeler as Wattles
Robert Woolsey as Julius Swift
Dorothy Lee as Prudence Bruno
Zelma ONeal as Pansy Bruno
Joseph Cawthorn as Joe Bruno
Cora Witherspoon as Aggie Bruno
Sam Hardy as Judge Jackson
Mitchell Harris as Ace Crosby, the Gambler
Arthur Hoyt as Secretary
Josephine Whittell as Mrs. Doubleday-Doubleday
Harry Holman as Counselor Jackson #2 (uncredited)
Frank Darien as Counselor Jackson #3
Eddie Kane as Radio Announcer in Courtroom (uncredited)