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I'd Rather Be Rich (1964)

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An updated remake of It Started With Eve (1941). A young heiress is summoned to the bedside of her dying grandfather. The man's last wish is to meet her fiance, but problems arise when the ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Cynthia Dulaine
Paul Benton
Warren Palmer
Philip Dulaine
Gene Raymond ...
Martin Wood
Dr. Charles Crandall
Miss Grimshaw
Laurie Main ...
Airline Ticket agent
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Milton Frome ...
Alex Gerry ...
Jill Jackson ...
Mrs. MacDougall


An updated remake of It Started With Eve (1941). A young heiress is summoned to the bedside of her dying grandfather. The man's last wish is to meet her fiance, but problems arise when the fiance is delayed and a young chemical engineer is persuaded to take his place. When the grandfather suddenly (and secretly) recovers, he uses the situation to his advantage - playing matchmaker in an attempt to ensure his granddaughter's happiness. Written by Anonymous

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When it comes to men...or money...she's the richest girl in town!




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25 December 1964 (Finland)  »

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I'd Rather Be Rich  »

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(Westrex Recording System)


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Paul Benton: And now, ladies and gentlemen, from high atop Beacon Hill, over looking the low rent district, we at the Sheer Luck hotel are proud to bring you the ear-splitting notes of popular singer Warren Palmer, as he asks the musical question:
[in a falsetto voice]
Paul Benton: "Where are you..."
Cynthia duLane: That's not funny.
Paul Benton: You know, you're right. It's much funnier when he does it.
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Remake of It Started with Eve (1941) See more »


I'd Rather Be Rich
Written by Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire
Sung by Andy Williams
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4 August 2005 | by (KCK) – See all my reviews

Delicious, fantastic movie, reminds you of the old-fashioned screwball comedies but with a flair of beauty and pure fun! The cabin sequence is, of course, the best, but everything from beginning to end makes you laugh and truly can be described as a pleasant escapism.

Music from three of the hottest singers at that time also tend to lend a large touch of class to this genre. One of the best released in 1964.

The interaction between Maurie Chevalier and Hermine Gringold was also very cleverly done and not overdone. The fact that she, in a way, "won" the battle of wills in the end brings about a cheerful factor in what is otherwise considered a formula situation.

One of the other better parts of the picture, of course, was the "fist" fight by Andy Williams and Robert Goulett. Amazingly enough, through all the punches, very little bruising and more teamwork involved than anything else.

And of course, you can't overlook the amusing seasoned actor, Charles Ruggles, whose stuttering and homey voice always makes me smile. :)

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