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Moon Over Las Vegas

Moon Over Las Vegas(1944)

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In Los Angeles, Richard and Marian Corbett, a young married couple, file for a legal separation. Because of Richard's poor financial condition, Marian shocks the magistrate, Judge Wilson, when she agrees to forgo any alimony. Upon the advise of Wilson, Richard then acts aloof toward Marian, in hopes of winning her back. Marian, in turn, takes her aunt Helen's advice and pretends to be headed for Las Vegas in order to see her old boyfriend, lawyer Jim Bradley, in hopes of making Richard jealous and winning him back. Their mutual strategies backfire, however, and end up driving them further apart. Marian and Helen then board a train to Las Vegas, which Richard misses when he literally runs into a beautiful socialite, Grace Towers. Richard and Grace manage to board Marian and Helen's train at its Arlington stop, but, having lost her reservation, Richard gives Grace his berth. The conductor, however, makes the train-sick Richard join his "wife" Grace in "their" berth, where he is discovered by Marian and Helen. In Las Vegas, Richard and Marian are forced to share a taxi, but every attempt at reconciliation is halted by Helen. Nearly penniless upon her arrival at the expensive Hotel El Casino, Helen wins, then loses a small fortune at the gambling tables. In the meantime, Richard is forced to dine with Grace, and ends up spending all his money. Richard and Marian are then hired by casino owner Hal Blake, who has been led to believe that Marian is single and Richard is married to Grace. While being trained for their new jobs at Blake's residence, a series of misunderstandings prompt Hal's wife to suspect him of being romantically involved with both Marian and Grace. Later, while Grace attempts a reconciliation with her jealous husband, Marian and Helen dine with Jim to discuss Marian's separation. That night, everyone meets at Jim's house, as Marian, Grace and Mrs. Blake have all sought the lawyer's representation in their planned divorce cases. When Jim pretends that his pet gorilla has broken out of his cage, all the lights go out, but soon come back on with all three couples reconciled. Helen, however, is found hanging from a moose head, trying to place gambling bets.