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Townsend Middleton
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Valerie 'Boots' O'Connell
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Sally Barnaby
George Barbier ...
Uncle Morton Middleton
Edward Brophy ...
Bill McGuire
Richard Carle ...
Popsy
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Pop O'Connell
Spencer Charters ...
Col. Barnaby
June Brewster ...
Topsy Martin
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Beuhl - the Butler
Jerry Mandy ...
Enrico
Miki Morita ...
Valet
Greta Meyer ...
Hilda - the Maid
Robert Strange ...
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2 May 1937 (Finland)  »

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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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Hank plows through his fortune
9 September 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

There were a glut of films in the Depression Thirties about rich heirs and dizzy heiresses. So if Henry Fonda who said he only vaguely remembered this film, he could be forgiven.

Fonda gets two co-stars here Pat Patterson the daughter of horse trainer J.M. Kerrigan replete with Irish brogue who trains for Fonda and Mary Brian a golddigging southern belle with rapacious father Spencer Charters.

Brian thinks Fonda a well known man about town playboy has more than he does and sets a trap for him. But Fonda has no idea about a dollar's value. He's plowed through his inheritance to the chagrin of his uncle George Barbier. He can't help it because Fonda is as the title says, a Spendthrift.

Of course in the end Fonda both ends up with the right girl and finds a job suitable to his lack of ability at really anything other than being a playboy.


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