Reno (1930)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Silent serial queen Ruth Roland made an unsuccessful bid at talking-picture stardom in the low-budget Reno. After six years of marriage to Alexander W. Brett (Montague Love), his wife Felicia (Roland) can stand no more of her husband's brutal bullying. She heads to Reno, establishes the standard six-week residence, and files for divorce. Nasty old Brett intends to get even by retaining custody of Felicia's beloved son Bobby (Douglas Scott), and the case drags on and on interminably. Given her previous life in action films, one wonders why Ruth Roland doesn't simply punch out her no-good husband and have done with it. Adapted from a novel by Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr., Reno was somehow picked up for distribution by Warner Bros., giving the film a wider audience than it deserved.

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courtroom, divorce