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Rich Man, Poor Girl (1938)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 12 August 1938 (USA)
A rich businessman wants to marry his secretary, but first he has to pass muster with her middle-class family.

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(as Reinhold Schunzel)

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(screen play) (as Joseph A. Fields), (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Bill Harrison
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Henry Thayer
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Joan Thayer
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Helen
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Sally Harrison
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Frank
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Tom Grogan
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Miss Selma Willis
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Mrs. Gussler
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A rich businessman wants to marry his secretary, but first he has to pass muster with her middle-class family.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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12 August 1938 (USA)  »

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It's Now or Never  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was an adaptation of a Broadway play titled "White Collars" by Edith Ellis. The original stage production opened at the Cort Theatre in New York on Feb. 23, 1925 and ran for 104 performances. There was an earlier film adaptation called The Idle Rich (1929) starring Conrad Nagel, Bessie Love, Leila Hyams and Robert Ober. See more »

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Referenced in The John Garfield Story (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

There's No Place Like Home (Home, Sweet Home)
(1823) (uncredited)
Music partly composed, and arranged by H.R. Bishop from a Sicilian air
Played on piano by Lew Ayres
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Is this a comedy or drama?
5 August 2005 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Maltins book indicates that this is an imitation of"You Cant Take It With You".Given that i was never keen on that film my worst fears were realised.This is a bit of a mess as it lurches uncomfortably from comedy to drama and back again.The highlight of this film is a dark haired Lana Turner giving some indication of the star she would become within the next couple of years.Given that she does not have the poise of a star yet makes her performance that much more appealing.When she is on the screen lights up,when she is not the film becomes tiresome particularly the wild overacting of Lew Ayres who was rather more suited to the sobre role of Dr Kildare that he was about to take on.As for the leads well the less said the better.


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