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The Amazing Adventure (1936)
"The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss" (original title)

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A bored millionaire wagers his doctor that he can support himself at a working class job for year without touching his inheritance.

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Peter Gawthorne ...
Sir James Alroyd
Henry Kendall ...
Lord Honiton
Leon M. Lion ...
Dorrington
John Turnbull ...
Masters
Arthur Hardy ...
Crawley
Iris Ashley ...
Clare
Garry Marsh ...
The Buyer
Andreas Malandrinos ...
Guiseppi (as Andrea Malandrinos)
Alfred Wellesley ...
Montague
Marie Wright ...
Mrs. Heath
Buena Bent ...
Mrs. Mott
Charles Farrell ...
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Quentin McPhearson ...
Clowes (as Quinton MacPherson)
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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 <dunlap@mail.acilink.net>

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A Story of Rags to Riches... and More Riches

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Drama | Romance | Comedy

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27 February 1937 (USA)  »

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Romance and Riches  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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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 »

Goofs

The map of the London Underground shown when Bliss first sets out looks authentic but misspells Whitechapel as 'Whitechaple'. See more »

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Beautiful old movie
25 March 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a delightful little film. Something of a forgotten gem.

It lasts only just over an hour. But manages to pack a lot into that hour. It's all perfectly paced, though. It never seems hurried. Cary Grant is just wonderful as the rich but bored Ernest Bliss who goes slumming it on the streets of 1930's London and finds something very special out there. There isn't a dull scene in the film. Nothing is wasted in the effort to entertain. And it all works very well. This is a taster of what was to come from Cary Grant and he is just superb here. He and Mary Brian have excellent chemistry together. This is definitely a little movie worth seeing.


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