A surprisingly long list of movies had plots relating to or made reference to Reno/divorce. Some of the movies included songs, in this bibliography only the popular songs that stood on their own are listed, along with two major plays.
1957 Affair in Reno. Directed by R. G. Springsteen. Republic Pictures.
1960 The Apartment. Directed by Billy Wilder. The Mirisch Corporation, United Artists.
1937 The Awful Truth. Directed by Leo McCarey. Columbia Pictures Corporation.
1941 Bedtime Story. Directed by Alexander Hall. B. P. Schulberg Productions, Columbia Pictures.
1947 Born to Kill. Directed by Robert Wise. RKO Radio Pictures.
1944 Bride by Mistake. Directed by Richard Wallace. RKO Radio Pictures.
1940 Buck Benny Rides Again. Directed by Mark Sandrich. Paramount Pictures.
1969 Cactus Flower. Directed by Gene Saks. Frankovich Productions, Columbia Pictures.
1939 Charlie Chan in Reno. Directed by Norman Foster. Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.
1941 Dive Bomber. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers.
1917 The Divorcee. Directed by William Wolbert. Vitagraph Company of America.
1946 Easy to Wed. Directed by Edward Buzzell. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
1950 Father of the Bride. Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
1939 5th Avenue Girl. Directed by Gregory La Cava. RKO Radio Pictures.
1926 Forbidden Waters. Directed by Alan Hale. Metropolitan Pictures Corporation of California.
1944 The Heavenly Body. Directed by Alexander Hall. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
1940 His Girl Friday. Directed by Howard Hawks. Columbia Pictures Corporation.
1951 His Kind of Woman. Directed by John Farrow. RKO Radio Pictures.
1953 How to Marry a Millionaire. Directed by Jean Negulescu. Twentieth Century-Fox Corporation.
1939 In Name Only. Directed by John Cromwell. RKO Radio Pictures.
1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Directed by Don Siegel. Walter Wanger Productions.
1949 John Loves Mary. Directed by David Butler. Warner Brothers.
1954 The Last Time I Saw Paris. Directed by Richard Brooks. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
1936 Libeled Lady. Directed by John Conway. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
1925 Lightnin’. Directed by John Ford. Fox Film Corporation.
1930 Lightnin’. Directed by Henry King. Fox Film Corporation.
1944 Maisie Goes to Reno. Directed by Harry Beaumont. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
1937 Manhattan Merry-Go-Round. Directed by Charles Reisner. Republic Pictures.
1916 The Matrimonial Martyr. Directed by Sherwood MacDonald. Balboa Amusement Producing Company
1934 Merry Wives of Reno. Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone. Warner Brothers.
1944 Miracle of Morgan’s Creek. Directed by Preston Sturges. Paramount Pictures.
1961 The Misfits. Directed by John Huston. Seven Arts Production/UA.
1948 Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. Directed by H. C. Potter. RKO Radio Pictures.
1941 No Hands on the Clock. Directed by Frank MacDonald. Paramount Pictures.
1931 Night Life in Reno. Directed by Raymond Cannon. Supreme Pictures.
1928 On to Reno. Directed by James Cruz. James Cruz Productions.
1915 On the Road to Reno. Written by Emmett C. Hall. Lubin Manufacturing Company.
1946 One More Tomorrow. Directed by Peter Godfrey. Warner Brothers.
1956 The Opposite Sex. Directed by David Miller. Metro-Goldwyn-Miller.
1943 The Palm Beach Story. Directed by Preston Sturges. Paramount Pictures.
1931 Peach O’Reno. Directed by William Seiter. RKO Radio Pictures.
1954 Phffft. Directed by Mark Robson. Columbia Pictures Corporation.
1940 The Philadelphia Story. Directed by George Cukor. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
1922 The Primitive Lover. Directed by Sidney Franklin. Constance Talmadge Film Company.
1923 Reno. Directed by Rupert Hughes. Goldwyn Pictures Corporation.
1930 Reno. Directed by George Crone. Sono-Art Productions.
1939 Reno. Directed by John Farrow. RKO Radio Pictures.
1927 A Reno Divorce. Directed by Ralph Graves. Warner Brothers.
1924 Reno or Bust. Directed by Archie Mayo. Christie Film Company.
1930 Reno or Bust. Directed by Bryan Foy. The Vitaphone Corporation.
1910 A Reno Romance. Directed by Harry Solter. Independent Moving Pictures Corporation of America.
1931 The Road to Reno. Directed by Richard Wallace. Paramount Pictures.
1938 The Road to Reno. Directed by S. Sylvan Simon. Universal Pictures.
1951 Reunion in Reno. Directed by Kurt Neumann. Universal International Pictures.
1946 The Second Woman. Directed by James V. Kern. Cardinal Pictures.
1964 Send Me No Flowers. Directed by Norman Jewison. Universal Pictures.
1950 A Stolen Life. Directed by Curtis Bernhardt. Warner Brothers.
1934 Story Conference II. Directed by Roy Mack. The Vitaphone Corporation, Warner Brothers.
1946 Vacation in Reno. Directed by Leslie Goodwins. RKO Radio Pictures.
1921 Wedding Bells. Directed by Chester Withey. Constance Talmadge Film Company.
1939 The Women. Directed by George Cukor. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
1937 Young and Innocent. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Gaumont British Picture Corporation.
1937 You’re Only Young Once. Directed by George B. Seitz. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
1949 Philadelphia Lawyer. Words and music by Woody Guthrie. Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc., New York.
Schwartz, Jean, and William Jerome
1910 I’m on my Way to Reno. Vocals by Billy Murray. Jerome H. Remick and Company, New York.
Luce, Clare Boothe
1937 The Women. A Comedy in Three Acts. In The Best Plays of 1936-1937, edited by Burns Mantle. Dodd, Mead and Company, New York.
Smith, Winchell, and Frank Bacon
1918 Lightnin’. Played in the Gaiety Theater, Broadway, New York from 26 August 1918 to 27 August 1927.