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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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Henry Thayer
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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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Passed | See all certifications »
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12 August 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

It's Now or Never  »

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Budget:

$240,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In Sept. 1938, M-G-M distributed this film on a double bill with Three Loves Has Nancy (1938) starring Janet Gaynor, Robert Montgomery and Franchot Tone'. The tag line said "Comedy swings to a new high in these two romantic M-G-M hits!" See more »

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

Soundtracks

Sailing, Sailing, Over the Bounding Main
(1880) (uncredited)
Written by Godfrey Marks
Sung a cappella by Sarah Padden twice
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Lovely Lana.
9 March 2001 | by (U.K.) – See all my reviews

After first being awestruck over Lana Turner in The Postman Always Rings Twice, I was eager to see any film she appeared in. Rich Man, Poor Girl appeared without fuss on television and a part of my heart was stolen by a black and white image! Oh the wonder of film. I recall the film as being 'worthwhile' even if you weren't in Love with Lana but I was left wishing I had recorded it! I looked the film up afterwards in my movie guide and it said that the film is remarkable only as a record of Lana Turner's beauty, describing her as radiant. I agree wholeheartedly. Imagining the film with another actress in Lana's role, I can only see an average film.

Lana makes every single one of today's screen beauties fade into mediocrity by comparison. See this film if you want to see a bona fide legendary screen beauty in full bloom.


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