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Wife Wanted (1946)

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73 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Career-slipping movie star Carole Raymond (Kay Francis) buys in as a real estate partner of Jeff Caldwell (Paul Cavanagh). Actually, through his secretary, Nola Reed (Veda Ann Borg), Caldwell runs a matrimonial bureau and, with the aid of ...See moreCareer-slipping movie star Carole Raymond (Kay Francis) buys in as a real estate partner of Jeff Caldwell (Paul Cavanagh). Actually, through his secretary, Nola Reed (Veda Ann Borg), Caldwell runs a matrimonial bureau and, with the aid of his associate, Lee Kirby (John Gallaudet), they defraud and blackmail a large group of lonely people. Carole, unknowingly, is used as bait for one of their victims, Walter Desmond (Barton Yarborough), who "commits suicide." Reporter William Tyler (Robert Shayne) thinks otherwise and, posing as a rich rancher, contacts Miss Raymond. The latter, now being blackmailed by Caldwell, is forced to persuade Tyler to invest in a fraudulent oil deal. In her own attempt to break the racket, Carole uncovers Mildred Hayes (Teala Loring), another innocent victim of the Desmond case. Despite leading each other on for their own purposes, Carole and Tyler fall in love and combine their efforts. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Caryl Coleman (screenplay) | Sidney Sutherland (screenplay) | Robert E. Callahan (novel "Wife Wanted") (as Robert Callahan)
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Editors
Richard C. Currier (as Richard Currier) | Ace Herman
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Updated Nov 2, 1946

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Nov 2, 1946 (United States)

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43 cast members
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Kay Francis
Carole Raymond Carole Raymond   See fewer
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Paul Cavanagh
Jeffrey Caldwell Jeffrey Caldwell   See fewer
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Robert Shayne
Bill Tyler Bill Tyler   See fewer
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Veda Ann Borg
Nola Reed Nola Reed   See fewer
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Teala Loring
Mildred Kayes Mildred Kayes   See fewer
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Edgar Hayes
Club Entertainer Club Entertainer   See fewer
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John Gallaudet
Lee Kirby Lee Kirby   See fewer
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Jonathan Hale
Philip Conway Philip Conway   See fewer
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Tim Ryan
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
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Barton Yarborough
Walter Desmond Walter Desmond   See fewer
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Bob Alden
Messenger (uncredited) Messenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Valerie Ardis
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Florence Auer
Mrs. Rutheridge (uncredited) Mrs. Rutheridge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sara Berner
Agnes (uncredited) Agnes (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Biby
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Harry C. Bradley
Friendship Club Victim (uncredited) Friendship Club Victim (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Brooks
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George M. Carleton
Arthur Mayfield (uncredited) Arthur Mayfield (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Everton
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Franklyn Farnum
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Budd Fine
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Dick Gordon
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Buddy Gorman
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Joseph J. Greene
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John Hamilton
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Selmer Jackson
Lowell Cornell (uncredited) Lowell Cornell (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Kerr
Bellhop (uncredited) Bellhop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elaine Lange
Mrs. Wiley (uncredited) Mrs. Wiley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Linder
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Wilbur Mack
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Marsh
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Claire Meade
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Sol Murgi
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Monty O'Grady
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Shelby Payne
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Maurice Prince
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Suzanne Ridgway
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Bert Roach
Arthur Mayfield (uncredited) Arthur Mayfield (uncredited)   See fewer
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Will Stanton
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Mabel Todd
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Anthony Warde
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6.3 / 10 | 72 votes