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Sucker Money (1933)

Passed  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  1 March 1933 (USA)
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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
Phyllis Barrington ...
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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Would have been perfect for Bela Lugosi
21 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sucker Money is a well directed, decently written film. Its also pretty respectably acted as well. A bonus is the fact not many films have been made about phony mediums so that makes it somewhat unique. I was kinda turned off by the lipstick and eyeshadow that leading man Earl McCarthy wore until I realized that it was all part of his undercover "job"...portraying a dead soldier. Amazingly, McCarthy dropped dead of a heart attack shortly after making this movie...despite the fact he was in his mid twenties and should have been in great shape, having been a professional dancer just a couple years before. Hmmmm, something fishy about all that in my opinion. People who aren't fascinated by these old black and white films will probably find nothing here. Others, like me will find that it holds their interest throughout. This would have been a wonderful vehicle for Bela Lugosi although the fellow who portrayed the swami was very good in creepy roles. I enjoyed it! It would be cool if someone investigated what really happened to young McCarthy.


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