Fifteen Wives (1934)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 15 July 1934 (USA)
Shortly after his arrival from South America to New York, Steven Humbolt is found dead in his apartment at the Savoia Hotel. Inspector Decker Dawes investigates the case and although the ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank R. Strayer

Writers:

Charles Belden (story and screenplay), Frederick Stephani (story)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Conway Tearle ... Insp. Decker Dawes
Natalie Moorhead ... Carol Manning
Raymond Hatton ... Det. Sgt. Meade
Noel Francis ... Ruby Cotton
John Wray ... Jason Getty
Margaret Dumont ... Sybilla Crum
Ralf Harolde ... The Electric Voice
Oscar Apfel ... Dist. Atty. Kerry
Robert Frazer ... Chemist
Harry C. Bradley ... Davis - Hotel Manager
Lew Kelly Lew Kelly ... Connelly - Hotel Detective
Clarence Brown Clarence Brown ... Head Porter (as Slickem)
Albert Pollet Albert Pollet ... Thompson (as Alex Polette)
Almeda Fowler ... Nurse
Dickie Moore ... Young Boy
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Storyline

Shortly after his arrival from South America to New York, Steven Humbolt is found dead in his apartment at the Savoia Hotel. Inspector Decker Dawes investigates the case and although the cause of death is described as apoplexy, Dawes is convinced it as murder, especially after he learns that Humbolt had been married fifteen times. The widows come from all over the world but three of them live in NYC; Sybilla Crum, a noted evangelist; Carol Manning, recently remarried to a man named Arnold; and Ruby Cotton. A detective is sent to Philadelphia to try to learn the identity of the sender of a box of flowers delivered to Humbolt's room before his death. Dawes calls on Carol Manning Arnold, who says she had married Humbolt five years ago, and that he had disappeared after stealing all her money and she was told he had died in South America. But he had recently shown up trying to blackmail her as she had not told Arnold of the marriage. The autopsy shows that Humbolt was killed by ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

Thrills and Chills. A Gripping Problem in Murder That Will Keep You Enthralled to its Amazing Solution.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

15 Wives See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film received its earliest documented West Coast telecasts in San Francisco Monday 26 May 1952 on KRON (Channel 4) and in Los Angeles Saturday 9 August 1952 on KECA (Channel 7). See more »

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