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New Adventures of Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford (1931)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 3 October 1931 (USA)
Wallingford is a con-man whose specialty is taking money from suckers. His partners are Schnozzle, a pickpocket and car thief; and Blackie, who has played the game for years. Jimmy's latest... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Wood (uncredited)

Writers:

Charles MacArthur (adapted by), George Randolph Chester (from "The Wallingford Stories" published in Cosmopolitan Magazine)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Haines ... Wallingford
Jimmy Durante ... Schnozzle
Ernest Torrence ... Blackie Daw
Leila Hyams ... Dorothy
Guy Kibbee ... McGonigal
Hale Hamilton ... Charles Harper
Robert McWade ... Mr. Tuttle
Clara Blandick ... Mrs. Layton
Walter Walker Walter Walker ... Mr. Layton
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Wallingford is a con-man whose specialty is taking money from suckers. His partners are Schnozzle, a pickpocket and car thief; and Blackie, who has played the game for years. Jimmy's latest deal involves land and a clay pot factory in a small town. When he has the money in hand from a number of investors, he decides to go legitimate when he falls for Dorothy - the girl through whom he is working the con. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Follows Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford (1921) See more »

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Did You Ever Have the Feeling That You Wanted to Go?
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Written and Performed by Jimmy Durante
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William Haines & Jimmy Durante Score Big in Comedy Crime Caper
27 February 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

James Rufus Wallingford, master swindler, returns to America - cheating suckers & dodging the law. But then he falls in love with the daughter of an old man he wants to defraud. He needs to watch his step, or there won't be any NEW ADVENTURES OF GET RICH QUICK WALLINGFORD.

William Haines was perfectly cast as a smooth-talking operator in this, his fastest-moving, most densely plotted film. Leila Hyams is cute as his love interest, but she doesn't have a lot to do but look pretty or distressed. Clara Blandwick, as her mother, acts like a tough old customer. Guy Kibbee is fun as the detective waiting for Wallingford to slip-up. As Haines' accomplices in crime, Ernest Torrence and pickpocket Jimmy Durante are especially good. This was Durante's film debut and he soon would be a top Hollywood star.

By the way, for many decades this movie (based on a character already established in short stories in Cosmopolitan Magazine & a couple of silent films) held the distinction as the Hollywood film with the longest title.


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