Reno

  • 1939
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

This epic yarn concentrates on the development of the title city from a small silver-mining town to a divorce and gambling center. Dix plays a young lawyer who seizes upon the lenient divorce laws to build up a solid practice while ignoring wife Patrick. As irony would have it she leaves him, with Dix getting flack when the city's elite indulge in some...read more

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This epic yarn concentrates on the development of the title city from a small silver-mining town to a divorce and gambling center. Dix plays a young lawyer who seizes upon the lenient divorce laws to build up a solid practice while ignoring wife Patrick. As irony would have it she leaves

him, with Dix getting flack when the city's elite indulge in some hokum about maintaining virtue. This leads to Dix's disbarment and his opening a gambling casino. Years later the daughter he never knew, Louise, comes to Reno to get a divorce. Although their relationship is unknown to her, Dix

talks her out of a divorce; she then realizes their tie, and both leave the city behind. A story that could easily fall into undue sentiment, but keeps out of that trap, with Dix lending a solid air of conviction to his portrayal. This was the third of three pictures with the same title; all had

very different plots. Landis, who had had a featured role in FOUR'S A CROWD the year before, played a bit part in this film. A year later, the shapely blonde hit it big as a cavegirl in ONE MILLION B.C.

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