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Quick Money (1937)

Passed | | Comedy | 10 December 1937 (USA)
Bluford H. Smythe, who has made it big in the big city, has returned to his small hometown of Glenwood after being away for twenty years. Accompanying him is his personal secretary, Ambrose... See full summary »

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... Mayor Jonas Tompkins
... Bill Adams
... Alice Tompkins
... Bluford H. Smythe
... Ambrose Ames
... Thorndyke Barnsdale
... Lyda Tompkins
Sherwood Bailey ... Freddie Tompkins
... Jim Clark
... Coach Woodford
Kathryn Sheldon ... Mrs. Otis
... Jeffrey Walker
... Sheriff Mart (as James Farley)
... Hotel Clerk Walter (as William Franey)
... Peter Piper Potter
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Bluford H. Smythe, who has made it big in the big city, has returned to his small hometown of Glenwood after being away for twenty years. Accompanying him is his personal secretary, Ambrose Ames. Despite it being purely a vacation to get some rest and relaxation, the leading citizens of the town welcome him back with some official gatherings. Mayor Jonas Tompkins, who never liked Bluford, holds no grudges against him and too welcomes him with open arms. Although Bluford had no intention of making the news public, the townsfolk learn that he has indeed come back to do business, specifically develop a summer resort in Glenwood to rival that of the best summer resorts worldwide. As such, the leading townsfolk, led by banker Thorndyke Barnsdale, want a chance to invest. They believe that the bulk of the money could come from the town's coffers, specifically the $47,000 in the school fund. That goes against Jonas' wishes, he who doesn't believe the town's money should be used for ... Written by Huggo

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A LITTLE PEBBLE IN A SMALL POND...BUT HE BROUGHT ON A FLOOD OF ACTION! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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10 December 1937 (USA)  »

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Taking the Town  »

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19 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

This was probably very corny in its day but today it seems fresh and charming.

My only complaint is with the stuttering character, which is an unpalatable stereotype.

Otherwise, it is a low-keyed but charming tale of two con men who prey on the gullibility of small-town denizens and the upright mayor -- and his ingenious young son -- who stands up against them,

Most of the major characters are on the older side but not condescended to. The comedy begins broadly, with the Rooster Club, but is overall very gentle.


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