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For Love or Money (1933)

Cash (original title)
A schemer and his daughter have lived the high life, but they are out of cash. A last-ditch plan to lure investors goes awry when the electric company shows up to turn off the lights. But the new employee brings hope and something more.


Zoltan Korda


Anthony Gibbs (continuity), Anthony Gibbs (dialogue) | 3 more credits »


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Cast overview:
Edmund Gwenn ... Edmund Gilbert
Wendy Barrie ... Lilian Gilbert
Robert Donat ... Paul Martin
Morris Harvey Morris Harvey ... Meyer
Lawrence Grossmith Lawrence Grossmith ... Joseph
Clifford Heatherley Clifford Heatherley ... Hunt
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Edmund Gilbert and daughter Lilian have lived high on the hog through his wild investment schemes. Now they are in debt to the hilt, and hope to lure one of three big financiers to dinner in one last effort for cash. Their plan seems doomed when the electric company shows up to turn off the lights. But, there's a flicker of hope when the chief company man leaves a green trainee behind to do the job so he can go to the next place. Paul Martin brings more than hope when he finds $100,000 in cash in his valise. The police were pursuing a bank robber who must have put it in Martin's valise on the trolley. Now, much madness with money ensues. Written by SimonJack

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26 July 1934 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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[last lines]
Edmund Gilbert: The whole thing a fake, from beginning to end.
Lilian Gilbert: Only the beginning, darling. Not the end.
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Hilarious drawing room comedy
7 March 2001 | by rsoonsaSee all my reviews

Some of England's favorite actors, including Edmund Gwenn, Robert Donat, and Wendy Barrie, head the cast in this Depression-era comedy written by Arthur Wimperis, who was one of his nation's finest screenwriters for the best part of two decades. The rapid-fire dialogue could be a fatal test for performers but, thankfully, Donat and Barrie display wondrous chemistry with the scenario as well as with each other, and are nicely backed by a talented group, markedly Clifford Heatherley and Lawrence Grossmith. The plot is pleasantly complicated, involving a quixotic business venture, found money, the travails of the formerly wealthy during a financial downturn and, of course, love. Ordering of the film's quickly shifting events is capably managed by director Zoltan Korda.

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