Lonely Wives is a 1931 American comedy film about a lonely husband whose wife has been away who hires a lookalike impersonator to fill his place and fool his mother-in-law while he plays around with a pretty coquette. Confusion prevails when his wife returns that evening.
- Directed by Russell Mack. Written by Walter DeLeon, based on the German vaudeville act Tanzanwaltza, written by Pordes Milo, Walter Schütt, and Dr. Eric Urban.
- And Dickie, I bought a new lace nightie yesterday that's positively indecent. Wait till you see it!
- The prettier she is, the more twisted he gets!
- Richard: (pouring brandy) You're quite sure that this is fit for a lady?
- Andrews: That will fit anybody, sir.
- Andrews: Miss Minter, You mustn’t turn that off.
- Kitty: It’s getting on my nerves.
- Andrews: Sorry, but it’s Mrs. Mantle’s orders.
- Kitty: Mrs. Mantle, who’s she?
- Andrews: She’s Mr. Smith’s mother-in-law. She wasn’t home for dinner tonight.
- Kitty: I didn’t even know he was married until a few moments ago.
- Andrews: He’s inclined to forget it himself at times. He’s, uh, very susceptible.
- Richard: What have you got on tonight?
- Kitty: Nothing I can't get out of. Why?
- Richard: Oh, you have a pretty mouth!
- Kitty: Aw, I like your moustache.
- Richard: Really? Well, shall we introduce them?
- Diane: Are you decent?
- Kitty: No, but come in anyway.
- Kitty: Maybe my "it" isn’t working today.
- Andrews: The day isn’t over yet.
- Richard: Those eyes… I don’t suppose you mean that?
- Diane: Mean what, Mr. Smith?
- Richard: Why that “come and get me” expression in them.
- Diane: Why, I don’t know what you’re talking about.
- Richard: Ah… what a pity. You know that I can hardly believe that you’re married.
- Diane: Well, I’m not. Very much.
- Edward Everett Horton - Richard "Dickie" Smith, and Felix, The Great Zero
- Esther Ralston - Madeline Smith
- Laura La Plante - Diane O'Dare
- Patsy Ruth Miller - Kitty "Minty" Minter
- Spencer Charters - Andrews, the Butler
- Maude Eburne - Mrs. Mantel
- Maurice Black - Taxi Driver