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Easy Money (1948)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  23 February 1948 (UK)
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A win on the football pools in postwar Britain changes lives. A happy family is turned into an unhappy argumentative lot until it is discovered the coupon apparently didn't get posted. A ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Warner ...
Marjorie Fielding ...
Yvonne Owen ...
Carol Stafford
Jack Watling ...
Dennis Stafford
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Jackie Stafford
Mabel Constanduros ...
Grandma Stafford
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Martin Latham
Maurice Denham ...
Detective-Inspector Kirby
Mervyn Johns ...
Herbert Atkins
Joan Young ...
Agnes Watkins
Gordon McLeod ...
Cameron
Grey Blake ...
Wilson
Ernest Butcher ...
Clerk
Greta Gynt ...
Pat Parsons
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Joe Henty
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A win on the football pools in postwar Britain changes lives. A happy family is turned into an unhappy argumentative lot until it is discovered the coupon apparently didn't get posted. A mild-mannered clerk worries about how to tell his overbearing boss he is quitting. A double-bass player finds life without the orchestra lacks something. The lure of the big money even turns some people into criminals, as when a coupon checker is tempted by his night-club singer girlfriend to cheat the company. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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(British Acoustic)

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Written by Vivian Ellis
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Not The Inspiration For THE MILLIONAIRE
29 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just to correct an earlier post someone made here: This film was NOT the inspiration for the 1950's American television series THE MILLIONAIRE, which featured an unseen character named John Beresford Tipton giving a million dollars to a different person every week. That series was spawned by a 1932 American film for Paramount entitled IF I HAD A MILLION.

EASY MONEY is certainly a variation on the idea, portraying various people's stories after suddenly becoming wealthy. It's interesting in spots, but never quite achieves the levels of profundity or poignancy of the 1932 film.


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