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Cast

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Pamela McAllister
Jeffrey Lynn ...
James Amory
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Peter Rowan
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Cornelia Wheelwright
Lee Patrick ...
Josie La Rue
Helen Westley ...
Mrs. Galloway
George Barbier ...
Marlin
Nan Wynn ...
Flo
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Dr. Patterson
Walter Catlett ...
Mr. Simpson
Fay Helm ...
Mrs. Grayson
Richard Carle ...
George
John Ridgely ...
Ollie Ward
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Diana Bennet
James Burke ...
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An older woman discovers that her multi-million dollar fortune was based on embezzlement, so she sets out to right the wrong. She goes to America to meet the young woman who is the one and only heir to the embezzled man years before. She works in a department store, in love with a struggling pianist. When the handsome young attorney tries to give the young woman a check for a million dollars, the heiress doesn't believe it. On rhe sly, the older woman befriends the younger woman.

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Comedy | Romance

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31 May 1941 (USA)  »

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A Garota dos Milhões  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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May Robson (about 82 in this film) was in fact over a decade older than Richard Carle (about 69), who plays George, the butler who grew up with Cornelia Wheelwright's (Robson's) father. See more »

Quotes

Cornelia Wheelwright aka Miss White: You know something, Mr Amory? I just discovered America. Imagine that, at my age.
James 'Jim': You discovered what?
Cornelia Wheelwright aka Miss White: America! What it's all about. Where else could it happen that a couple of youngsters like that would refuse to take money simply because they hadn't earned it? Where they don't want to live on Easy Street unless they build their own home? Ah, there they go, bless their hearts. You know, it's youngsters like that that make you have faith in the future.
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Who Is in Your Dreams Tonight
(1941) (uncredited)
Written by Friedrich Hollaender (as Frederick Hollander)
Played by the orchestra at the Midwest Dance Hall
Sung by Nan Wynn
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Million Dollar Baby-Movie Money in the Bank ***1/2
15 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

May Robson excelled in parts of eccentric characters. We saw this in "Lady for A Day," which earned her a best actress nomination and years later was the Glenn Ford-Bette Davis vehicle of "Pocketful of Miracles."

In this 1941 wonderful film, Miss Robson plays a very wealthy dowager who learns that her father swindled a man causing the latter to commit suicide. To be repentant, Robson leaves Europe to come to N.Y. and give the granddaughter, a wonderful Priscilla Lane, $1,000,000.

Lane is living in a small housing tenement with an assortment of characters. Her boyfriend, a pianist, lives there. Ronald Reagan is just great here in a comical turn as well as being moody and philosophical about life. This is his second best performance to "King's Row."

This Cinderella-like tale conveys the idea that money can't bring happiness. Jeffrey Lynn is in fine form as Miss White's attorney who gives Lane the money and falls for her romantically.

A wonderful film with the venerable May Robson stealing the show.


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