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Million Dollar Ransom (1934)

To stop his mother from marrying a man he doesn't like, a young millionaire hires an ex-con help him fake his own kidnaping.



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Complete credited cast:
Stanton Casserly
Vincent Shelton
Francesca Shelton
Robert Gleckler ...
'Doc' Carson
Marjorie Gateson ...
Elita Casserly
Edgar Norton ...
Hughey White ...

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To stop his mother from marrying a man he doesn't like, a young millionaire hires an ex-con help him fake his own kidnaping.

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Damon Runyon's smashing Cosmopolitan Magazine story "Million Dollar Ransom". (One-sheet poster). See more »







Release Date:

1 September 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doble secuestro  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Have a Good Time
Music by Sol Violinsky
Lyrics by Ben Ryan
Performed by Jay C. Flippen
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Actors Against the Code
9 May 2017 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Edward Arnold has just gotten out of prison broke, to find that his daughter has come home from Europe. He's no longer interested in the rackets, but he wants to send her to safety. Meanwhile, Phillip Holmes' mother is about to marry a younger man who only wants her for her money. Together they concoct a scheme to kidnap him and hold him for ransom; that will distract his mother! Things grow complicated...

The Code was moving into enforcement, and this movie hews to it in a strict manner, including the death of the redeemed crook, that shows a paint-by-numbers attitude towards the matter. Nonetheless, the fine cast, which includes Mary Carlisle, Wini Shaw, Andy Devine, Jane Darwell and a singing Jay C. Flippen make this a handsome little programmer.

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