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Million Dollar Baby (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 31 May 1941 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Pamela McAllister
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James Amory
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Peter Rowan
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Cornelia Wheelwright
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Josie La Rue
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Mrs. Galloway
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Marlin
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Flo
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Dr. Patterson
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Mr. Simpson
Fay Helm ...
Mrs. Grayson
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George
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Ollie Ward
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Diana Bennet
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Callahan
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Storyline

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 the sly, the older woman befriends the younger woman.

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Comedy | Romance

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31 May 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Garota dos Milhões  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: Spring (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

I Found a Million Dollar Baby (in a Five and Ten Cent Store)
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Billy Rose and Mort Dixon
Played by the studio orchestra and sung by an off screen chorus during the
opening and end credits
Variations played often in the score
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Pricilla Cinderella
1 May 2012 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

To right a past wrong, wealthy May Robson (as Cornelia Wheelwright) arrives in New York from Switzerland to find the granddaughter of an old family rival and move into her boarding house, intending to give the young woman a million dollars. Young lawyer Jeffrey Lynn (as James "Jim" Amory) finds pretty Priscilla Lane (as Pamela "Pam" McAllister) working as a lowly department store clerk. He also sees Ms. Lane as a potential romantic partner, but she is dating struggling musician Ronald Reagan (as Peter "Pete" Rowan). Shortly before the 30 minute mark, Ms. Lane has a leggy lingerie scene. Otherwise, this bland romance is highlighted by newcomer Curtis Bernhardt's sprightly direction and a strong supporting cast.

***** Million Dollar Baby (5/31/41) Curtis Bernhardt ~ Priscilla Lane, May Robson, Jeffrey Lynn, Ronald Reagan


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