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Reno (1939 film)

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Director  John Farrow
Screenplay  John Twist
Duration  
Language  English
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Music director  Roy Webb, Dave Dreyer
Country  United States
Reno (1939 film) movie poster
Release date  December 1, 1939 (1939-12-01)
Writer  Ellis St. Joseph (story), John Twist (screen play)
Cast  Richard Dix (William Shayne), Gail Patrick (Jessie Gibbs), Anita Louise (Mrs. Joanne Ryder), Paul Cavanagh (John R. Banton), Laura Hope Crews (Mrs. Gardner), Louis Jean Heydt (Judge Jimmy Howard)
Similar movies  Hard Eight (1996)

Reno is a 1939 film directed by John Farrow and starring Richard Dix, Gail Patrick and Anita Louise.

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Plot

After a woman gambling in his Reno casino loses money and sues him trying to get it back, Bill Shear suddenly recognizes her as his own daughter, Joanne, someone he has not seen since a long-ago divorce.

Shear remembers what brought him to Nevada in the first place. As a young attorney, then known as William Shayne, he represented silver miners. He met and married Jessie Gibbs and became a father, but when the silver went bust, leaving Reno on the brink of becoming a ghost town, it was he who created a new identity for Reno as a place where unhappily married individuals could get a quick, painless divorce.

Neglecting his own family due to his work, Bill ironically is left alone when Jessie obtains one of those easy divorces, taking their child and leaving him. He is also disbarred and must find another line of work, which is how he came to be in the casino business now. Joanne, moved by her father's story, abandons her lawsuit against him.

Cast

  • Richard Dix as William Shayne, aka Bill Shear
  • Gail Patrick as Jessie Gibbs
  • Anita Louise as Mrs. Joanne Ryder
  • Paul Cavanagh as John R. Banton
  • Laura Hope Crews as Mrs. Gardner
  • Louis Jean Heydt as Judge Jimmy Howard
  • Hobart Cavanaugh as Abe Compass
  • Charles Halton as Augustus Welch
  • Astrid Allwyn as Flora McKenzie
  • Joyce Compton as Bonnie Newcomb
  • Frank Faylen as J. Hezmer "Hezzy" Briggs
  • William Haade as George Fields
  • References

    Reno (1939 film) Wikipedia
    Reno (1939 film) IMDb Reno (1939 film) themoviedb.org


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