Alarmed that his younger daughter is about to marry a gold-digger, a millionaire turns over the fortune to her ditsy older sister for safe-keeping to his ultimate regret. protection.

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Cast

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George Barbier ...
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Phyllis Allen
Andrew Tombes ...
Botts
Rafael Storm ...
Ramon del Ramos
James Burke ...
Broken-Nose Reilly
Lee Kohlmar ...
Mr. Dingledorp
Milla Davenport ...
Mrs. Dingledorp
Harry Holman ...
Stuffy
Frank Darien ...
Clyde
Jack Powell ...
Drummer
Irving Bacon ...
Thompson
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Big Boy (as 'Big Boy' Williams)
Nick Moro ...
Specialty Act (as Moro and Yaconelli)
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Millionaire Harrison Allen is concerned that his daughter Phyllis is dating a gold-digger, so, to test the man's loyalty, he signs away his entire fortune to his other daughter Gracie. Under the impression that her father wants the family to be as poor as possible, Gracie turns the family's mansion into a home for unemployed actors where she provides them room and board at no charge. Unfortunately, Mr. Allen was correct in his assumptions about Phyllis's boyfriend Ramon, and once the fellow learns that Gracie is the one with all the cash, he sets about trying to woo her into marriage. Written by Talia

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You ain't seen nothing until you've seen the goofiest, grandest, gayest picture they have ever starred in! (original ad) See more »

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Comedy | Music

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10 September 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Pobre MilionĂ¡ria  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Betty Furness and George Barbier go from not holding hands to holding them in a single cut. See more »

Quotes

Harrison Allen: [Grace emerges from underneath her bed with a book] Gracie, what were you doing with that book under the bed?
Gracie Allen: Someone told me to read 'Dr. Jekyll' and hide.
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Lookie Lookie Lookie Here Comes Cookie
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Music by Harry Revel
Played over opening and closing credits
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Gracie Teamed With Another than Burns
6 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was not the only time that Gracie Allen played screwball sidekick to another than hubby George Burns! As in this Paramount she marvelously is the comedy relief to George Barbier, In COLLEGE SWING (Bob Hope's first Paramount) Gracie ABSOLUTELY has Burns forgotten as she plays her Scatter brained character against that of Edward Everett Horton!!! THE TEAMING IS SO GREAT & PERFECT in such a teaming that Burns is delegated to that of Horton's straight man assistant & You Almost Forget About Him! Gracie & Horton are such a tremendously perfect pairing that one even forgets Hope, tho Martha Raye's loud antics can't help but keep you knowing she's in the cast!


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