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Money Means Nothing (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | 15 June 1934 (USA)
At Joe's Roadside, a popular but rundown New York roadhouse where the wealthy and not-so-wealthy hang out, a wealthy Manhattan girl and a struggling Brooklyn boy meet and fall in love. She ... See full summary »

Director:

Christy Cabanne

Writers:

William Anthony McGuire (play) (as Wm. Anthony McGuire), Frances Hyland (story and screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Wallace Ford ... Kenneth 'Kenny' McKay
Gloria Shea ... Julie Ferris McKay
Edgar Kennedy ... Herbert Green
Vivien Oakland ... Helen Whitney (as Vivian Oakland)
Maidel Turner ... Mrs. Kerry Green
Betty Blythe ... Mrs. Ferris
Eddie Tamblyn Eddie Tamblyn ... Robert 'Robby' Ferris (as Edward Tamblyn)
Richard Tucker ... George Whitney
Tenen Holtz ... Mr. Silverman
Ann Brody ... Mrs. Silverman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irving Bacon ... Navy Secretary (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

At Joe's Roadside, a popular but rundown New York roadhouse where the wealthy and not-so-wealthy hang out, a wealthy Manhattan girl and a struggling Brooklyn boy meet and fall in love. She marries him against the wishes of her family, believing that love can solve everything, but she soon wonders if she made the right choice when she finds herself living in a manner, and with the kinds of people, she hadn't counted on. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nada significa el dinero See more »

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Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in Los Angeles Sunday 5 February 1950 on KFI (Channel 9), and in New York City Monday 11 September 1950 on Summer Theater on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

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On Poverty Row
21 May 2011 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Poor tire salesman Wallace Ford (as Kenneth "Ken" McKay) meets rich blonde Gloria Shea (as Julie Ferris) when the two are involved in a car accident. They fall in love, but Mr. Ford worries about money. Believing "Money Means Nothing", Ms. Shea proposes to Ford and he accepts. The Brooklyn couple discovers hard economic truths. Eventually, tire thieves involved in the opening accident return to cause more trouble. When things get dull (which is most of the movie), boisterous neighbors Edgar Kennedy and Maidel Turner liven it up. Also teamed effectively are 1920s "vamp" Betty Blythe and tired son Eddie Tamblyn. One continuous camera tracking movement is used nicely, early in the running time.

*** Money Means Nothing (6/15/34) Christy Cabanne ~ Wallace Ford, Gloria Shea, Edgar Kennedy, Maidel Turner


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