Lonely Wives is a 1931 American comedy film directed by Russell Mack and produced by E.B. Derr for Pathé Exchange, and was distributed by RKO Pictures after the merger of the two studios; it starred Edward Everett Horton, Esther Ralston, Laura La Plante, and Patsy Ruth Miller. The screenplay was written by Walter DeLeon, based upon a successful German Vaudeville act entitled Tanzanwaltz, penned by Pordes Milo, Walter Schütt, and Dr. Eric Urban. The German production had been translated for the American stage by DeLeon and Mark Swanand, under the same title as the film.
- 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.