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Mister Hobo (1935)

The Guv'nor (original title)
George Arliss plays Spike an elegant British tramp who is accidentally mistaken for a member of the Rothschild family and made a bank director.

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François Rothschild aka The Guv'nor
Gene Gerrard ...
Flit
Viola Keats ...
Madelaine Granville
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Paul
Frank Cellier ...
Barsac
George Hayes ...
Dubois
Mary Clare ...
Mme. Barsac
Henrietta Watson ...
Mrs. Granville
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George Arliss plays Spike an elegant British tramp who is accidentally mistaken for a member of the Rothschild family and made a bank director.

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GEORGE ARLISS AS A LOVABLE VAGABOND (original U.S. print ad for "Mister Hobo" - all caps) See more »

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22 November 1935 (USA)  »

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The first feature film of Mervyn Johns. See more »

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François Rothschild aka The Guv'nor: I want things I can get - a bit of straw to sleep on, a bit of food, and the sun on me back...
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Remake of Rothchild (1933) See more »

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The film that inspired Trading Places?
9 January 2001 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I recently saw this film on video and was pleasantly surprised. George Arliss was a real gem of the early cinema and this film continues to display his genius on screen. The film itself is the standard vehicle for Arliss, typically his character undermines some unscrupulous scheme whilst playing cupid to two young lovers. Even after several films this formula remained fresh due to Arliss' talent for reinventing characters. Its a great shame that more of his films aren't available, they have certainly endured more than many films half their age. The similarities with Trading Places are almost immediately obvious, the only difference is that this film is half a century older. A tramp (Arliss) is, through a series of plot twists, made a manager of a bank, in order to cover the unscrupulous dealings of two businessmen, who think him to be a simpleton. The businessmen find out to their cost as Arliss outsmarts and bankrupts them. The film also nicely parodies Arliss' early movie The House of Rothschild.


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