The Widow from Monte Carlo

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The Widow from Monte Carlo
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Directed by Arthur Greville Collins
Written by Charles Belden
George Bricker
F. Hugh Herbert
Based on A Present from Margate
by Ian Hay and A.E.W. Mason
Produced by Bryan Foy
Starring Dolores del Río
Warren William
Louise Fazenda
Colin Clive
Cinematography Warren Lynch
Edited by Thomas Pratt
Music by Howard Jackson
Bernhard Kaun
Heinz Roemheld
Warner Bros.
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
  • February 1, 1936 (1936-02-01)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Widow from Monte Carlo is a 1935 American comedy film directed by Arthur Greville Collins and starring Warren William, Dolores del Río, Louise Fazenda and Colin Clive. [1] It was based on the play A Present from Margate by Ian Hay and A.E.W. Mason. [2] It was shot at Warner Brothers's Burbank Studios with sets designed by the art director Hugh Reticker.



Inez, the widowed Duchess of Rye, heads to Monte Carlo to escape her dull restrictive life. While there she meets Major Allan Chepstow, but later becomes engaged to a diplomat who her relatives are keen for her to marry. Impulsively Inez accepts an offer by Chepstow to join him at the seaside resort of Margate. Back in London Rose Torrent, the socially ambitious wife of a wealthy marmalade magnate, discovers about the visit and attempts to blackmail Inez into attending one of her parties. Eventually Chepstow and Inez decide to leave for Canada to start a new life together.


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  1. "The Widow from Monte Carlo (1936)". Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  2. Goble p.1017


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