While out riding in the country, wealthy New Yorker Alec Walker meets young widow Julie Eden, and a relationship quickly develops. However, Alec has not told her that he is already locked ... See full summary »
Three decorated Navy pilots finagle a four day leave in San Francisco. They procure a posh suite at the hotel and Commander Crewson, a master of procurement, arranges to populate it with ... See full summary »
A young man falls in love with a girl from a rich family. His unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life is met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long suffering brother.
Victor and Hillary are down on their luck to the point that they allow tourists to take guided tours of their castle. But Charles Delacro, a millionaire oil tycoon, visits, and takes a ... See full summary »
Beautiful young Virginian Jane steps down from her proper aristocratic upbrining when she marries down-to-earth surveyor Matt Howard. Matt joins the Colonial forces in their fight for ... See full summary »
Anna Kalman is a London based actress. She has been unable to find love in her life. The reason why she came home early from a vacation to Majorca fits into that theme, as the man she met ... See full summary »
Tired of the dangerous life as gambling boss, Ace Corbin 'retires' from the racket and travels cross-country by train to begin a new life with a new name. On the train, he meets Eleanor and... See full summary »
Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton is on shore-leave in Japan. He and his buddy Lieutenant Barton, out for a night on the town, stop in at a local establishment to check out the food, drink and ... See full summary »
Ernest Bliss is a rich young man with too little to do. Not realizing the depression he's in is due to boredom, Ernest consults a doctor. Sir James Aldroyd gives Ernest a prescription that he doesn't think Ernest can fill: Ernest must earn his own living for one year using none of his current wealth. Ernest bets him 50,000 English pounds that he can. Written by
Debbie Dunlap <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »
The map of the London Underground shown when Bliss first sets out looks authentic but misspells Whitechapel as 'Whitechaple'. See more »
" I started at the Bottom and worked my way down "
A novel written by E.Phillip Oppenheim and directed by Alfred Zeisler became the basis of this funny, quirky movie which has been redone many times. The book was entitled 'The Amazing Adventure of Ernest Bliss' and appeared on the silver screen as " The Amazing Adventure. " The simple story is that of a gentleman name of Ernest Bliss (Cary Grant) who due to his multi Millionaire status finds himself completely bored with his life. Unable to understand why, seeks the advice of Sir James Alroyd (Peter Gawthorne) a good friend and prominent doctor. The physician explains that Bliss is bored because he has money and too much leisure time on his hands. Betting Bliss cannot live without his bankroll, challenges him to try and live without it for one whole year. A challenge Bliss accepts for 50,000 pounds. Thus with the bet in hand, the life of poverty is hard and becomes extremely difficult as the months begin to add up. This film is one of the first movies made in 1936 by Grant and soon establishes him as a great Thespian. Mary Brian plays Frances Clayton as his love's interest. The movie also is difficult in several other ways, the hardest of which is, it's in Black and White and of poor screen quality. However if you're a Cary Grant fan which I am, you'll find it amusing enough to watch it through. Recommended to all his fans. ****
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?