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Sucker Money (1933)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 1 March 1933 (USA)
A phony spiritualist hypnotizes the daughter of a wealthy banker in a scheme to swindle the banker out of his money. A reporter investigating the swami discovers the plot, determines to expose it.

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Swami Yomurda
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Clare Walton
Earl McCarthy ...
Jimmy Reeves (as Earl McCarty)
Ralph Lewis ...
John Walton
Fletcher Norton ...
Dan Lukes
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Mame
Mona Lisa ...
Princess Karami
Al Bridge ...
George Hunter
J. Frank Glendon ...
Meehan - Newspaper Editor
Anita Faye ...
Ada
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Jimmy Reeves, a smart young newspaper reporter, saves a banker. John Walton, and his daughter, Claire, from ruin and disgrace and also wins the affections of the banker's daughter. Mr. Walton and Claire are induced to attend a séance held by Swami Yomurda, a fake spiritualist, which is a redundant description. Impressed by the fake Swami's trickery, Walton almost loses his fortune and his daughter before the reporter exposes the bunko scheme. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Explorando os Trouxas  »

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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. See more »

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Swami, how I love ya, how I love ya...
25 February 2009 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

I love museums and museum pieces. This is not a good movie but it gives an insight into a time that no longer exists - old-fashioned furniture, clothes and habits that went out of style way before many of us were born.That would be the only reason to see this picture.

You can also see Mischa Auer before he became a pop-eyed relief comic in many musicals of the 30's and 40's, as well as some lesser-known actors who are long-gone.The plot line is negligible and far-fetched but it's fascinating to ponder how popular psychics were in the '30s. Also nice to see the 'ever-popular Mae Busch', as Jackie Gleason used to put it on his show. Evidently a pretty good actress who lacked timeless beauty.

In short, Sucker Money is a curiosity not recommended except as a trip to the museum.


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