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Love Among the Millionaires (1930)

A young waitress falls for the son of a railroad tycoon and finds herself hobnobbing with the rich when he invites her to spend some time with him and his family in Palm Springs.

Director:

Frank Tuttle

Writers:

William M. Conselman (adaptation) (as William Conselman), Grover Jones (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Clara Bow ... Pepper Whipple
Stanley Smith ... Jerry Hamilton
Stuart Erwin ... Clicker Watson
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ... Boots McGee
Mitzi Green ... Penelope 'Penny' Whipple
Charles Sellon ... Pop Whipple
Claude King ... Mr. Hamilton
Barbara Bennett ... Virginia Hamilton
Theodore von Eltz ... William Jordan
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A young waitress falls for the son of a railroad tycoon and finds herself hobnobbing with the rich when he invites her to spend some time with him and his family in Palm Springs.

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"Hot Hair" Crashes the "400"-And How! (Print Ad- Kinickerbocker Press, ((Albany NY)) 10 August 1930)


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Love Among The Millionaires was the third Paramount film to feature Clara Bow performing musical numbers; it was also the second & final Clara Bow film where the same musical numbers were written to be part of the plot. See more »

Quotes

Penelope 'Penny' Whipple: Pardon my split lip.
Boots McGee: I'm sorry I didn't split it.
Penelope 'Penny' Whipple: Oh, don't be so plebeian
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Referenced in Alone in the Woods (1996) See more »

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Love Among the Millionaires
(uncredited)
Written by L. Wolfe Gilbert and Abel Baer
Sung by Clara Bow and Stanley Smith
Reprised by Skeets Gallagher and Stuart Erwin
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Clara Bow as a Hash Slinging Singing Waitress
5 August 2008 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Don't ask, Why didn't Clara Bow survive the transition from silent to sound? Ask, How could any actress survive such inappropriate material? "Love Among the Millionaires" is "A Musical Romance". Apparently, Paramount was seeking to try Ms. Bow as a musical comedy star; indeed, musicals were a very popular early sound genre. Bow plays a singing waitress who unwittingly falls in love with millionaire in disguise Stanley Smith (as Jerry Hamilton). She serves "salt, pepper, baloney, and hash." Mr. Smith loves Bow back, but others get in the way…

Smith and young Mitzi Green (as Penelope) show some musical stage ability. The latter performer is a huge misdirected annoyance in this film, however; one might say, "When she was good, she was very, very good; but, when she was bad, she was horrid." The movie is more often horrid. Barbara Bennett ends her brief film career with a brief appearance; she looks, and sounds, like sister Joan. Bow has a "drunk" song. Unfunny lines include, "Now, you can order watermelon!" and "This is our dance".

This is one obnoxious movie.

** Love Among the Millionaires (7/19/30) Frank Tuttle ~ Clara Bow, Stanley Smith, Mitzi Green


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1930 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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