Lonely Wives – Edward Everett Horton and Esther Ralston
Comedy film directed by Russell Mack and starring Edward Everett Horton, Esther Ralston, and Laura La Plante.
Edward Everett Horton plays Richard “Dickie” Smith, a respectable defence lawyer, for murder cases, who turns into an unfettered Don Juan, after the clock strikes 8 o’clock, in this Pre-Hays Code comedy. To fool his Mother-in-Law, Maude Eburne, as Mrs. Mantel, he hires famous vaudeville impersonator Felix, the Great Zero, played by Edward Everett Horton, in a double role, to stay at the house. While he goes out on the town, with his new, sultry secretary, Patsy Ruth Miller, as Kitty “Minty” Minter; and, his new client, Laura La Plante, as Diane O’Dare, unsuspecting that the husband she wants to divorce, for neglect, is actually Felix, the Great Zero, himself.
When Esther Ralston, as Madeline Smith, returns early from her trip, Felix knows that the jig is up; or, is it.