Next Time I Marry (1938)

Director: Garson Kanin

Writer(s): John Twist, Helen Meinardi, Thames Williamson, Dudley Nichols

Starring: Lucille Ball, James Ellison, Lee Bowman, Granville Bates, Mantan Moreland, Elliott Sullivan, Murray Alper, Jack Albertson, Eddie Acuff, Joseph E. Bernard, Stanley Blystone, Hal Craig, Ralph Dunn, Dick Elliott, Ann Evers, Billy Franey, Ned Glass, Gus Glassmire, Chuck Hamilton, Grace Hayle, Howard Hickman, Earle Hodgins, Robert Homans, Frank Jaquet, Cy Kendall, Florence Lake, Helen Lynd, Ivan Miller, Bert Moorhouse, Cleo Morgan, Miki Morita, Philip Morris, Frank O’Connor, David Oliver, Steve Pendleton, Archie Robbins, Ronald R. Rondell, Frank Shannon, Bruce Sidney, Harland Tucker, Otto Yamaoka

Synopsis: Heiress Nancy Crocker Fleming will only receive her inheritance if she marries a “plain American.” Her late father was afraid a foreign gigolo would steal her heart and money. So Nancy pays Tony Anthony, working on a WPA road project, to marry, then divorce her. When Nancy inadvertently drives off with Tony’s dog, Tony seemingly kidnaps her to retrieve the pooch, which leads to a cross-country race between the two to reach Reno and the divorce court since neither one wants to be the second to file papers.

Release Date: December 9, 1938 (USA) | Length: 65 min | Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance | Certificate: Passed

Note: There is a shoe shine boy at the beginning of the film that goes uncredited.