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The Amazing Adventure (1936)

The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss (original title)
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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Cast

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Peter Gawthorne ...
Sir James Alroyd
Henry Kendall ...
Lord Honiton
Leon M. Lion ...
Dorrington
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Masters
Arthur Hardy ...
Crawley
Iris Ashley ...
Clare
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The Buyer
Andreas Malandrinos ...
Guiseppi (as Andrea Malandrinos)
Alfred Wellesley ...
Montague
Marie Wright ...
Mrs. Heath
Buena Bent ...
Mrs. Mott
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Quinton McPherson ...
Clowes (as Quinton MacPherson)
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Storyline

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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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 »

Quotes

Ernest Bliss: Eat your caviar.
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Featured in Hollywood Comedy Legends (2011) See more »

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Nice film , leaves you happy
6 February 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Cary Grant had a tough young life in Bristol so maybe some of this films story reminded him. Pity the version I saw was not the full 80 minutes it would have been better to judge rather than this 61 minute version which seems a bit rushed at the end when regrettably Mary Brian forgot her English accent and it became a bit 'stagy' - a pity because the supporting actors did a good job I thought. Cary Grant was capable of good dramatic rolls though rarely got them and in this film he wasn't able to show his ability enough. I'm glad; however this film was made in England rather than America as it did add something to the authenticity of the few exteriors and general atmosphere of the story.


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