Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Poor Barry Trent (John Morley) has Too Many Wives in this RKO programmer. Actually, Barry starts out with no wife at all, which doesn't rest well with his new boss. To save his job, Barry pretends to have a spouse: now all he has to do is find the girl to fill the role. Thanks to a series of misunderstandings arising from a lost stamp worth $10,000, heiress Winifred Jackson (Anne Shirley), a wisecracking secretary (Barbara Pepper) and several total strangers come forward claiming to be Mrs. Barry Trent. Some critics compared Too Many Wives to a Charley Chase two-reeler; ironically Chase later showed up in His Bridal Fright (1940), a comedy short which also involved a missing stamp and a whole passel of would-be brides.
conspiracy, forbidden-love, heir, love