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I'll Give a Million (1938)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  22 July 1938 (USA)
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After saving a tramp from suicide, a millionaire takes his clothing and disappears. Word is out that he will give a million dollars to anyone who is kind of a tramp.

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Tony Newlander
Marjorie Weaver ...
Jean Hofmann
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Louie 'The Dope' Monteau
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Victor
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Kopelpeck
J. Edward Bromberg ...
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Lynn Bari ...
Cecelia
Fritz Feld ...
Max Primerose
Sig Ruman ...
Anatole Primerose
Christian Rub ...
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Paul Harvey ...
Corcoran
Charles Halton ...
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Frank Dawson ...
Albert
Harry Hayden ...
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After saving a tramp from suicide, a millionaire takes his clothing and disappears. Word is out that he will give a million dollars to anyone who is kind of a tramp.

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22 July 1938 (USA)  »

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Alitis ekatommyriouhos  »

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"I'll Give a Million" was based on a 1936 film of the same name with Vittorio De Sica, whom Fox unsuccessfully tried to recruit for this remake. See more »

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Very charming comedy full of great character actors
29 December 2006 | by (Glendale, CA) – See all my reviews

This is another turn on the 'rich guy goes hobo' routine, but it's grand fun. Millionaire Warner Baxter tires of all the hangers-on; when he saves tramp Peter Lorre from drowning, he switches clothes and tries out life with no dough. But Lorre tells the press that there's a millionaire dressed as a tramp who's going to give someone a million francs just for being nice to him. So the whole French town takes in all the tramps and gives them everything. Meanwhile, Baxter falls in -- and falls in love with -- Marjorie Weaver at the local circus. Lorre gives one of his best performances; and when he teams up with fellow tramp John Carradine towards the end, it's a match made in heaven. I'd watch a whole movie starring those two guys in those two roles! Baxter is just fine -- if a tad long in the tooth -- in the lead. Weaver is a fresh face; and the cast is full of wonderful faces and wonderful actors. Check this rarity out if it comes your way.


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