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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 (dialogue), Anthony Gibbs (scenario) | 1 more credit »




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
Hugh E. Wright Hugh E. Wright ... Jordan
Anthony Holles Anthony Holles ... Inspector


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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Lilian Gilbert: I think Paul is a charming name.
Paul Martin: Do you really, Miss Lilian?
Lilian Gilbert: Yes, Paul.
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Well worth seeing, if you are able to find it on video.
22 March 2002 | by mtownsendSee all my reviews

A charming tongue-in-cheek fast-paced romp about money, it's manipulation, "value", etc. that is as fresh and funny today as it ever was. This 70 year-old comedy has aged very well, however the video copy I viewed indicated that the film itself could do with some restoration work. None-the-less, I would definitely recommend it as well worth seeing, if you are able to find it on video.

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26 July 1934 (USA) See more »

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