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Money and the Woman (1940)

Approved | | Crime , Drama | 17 August 1940 (USA)
The City Trust and Savings Bank sends Vice President Dave Bennett to a branch office to check on a Charles Patterson. Charlie has greatly increased the amount of money in savings and is ... See full summary »


William K. Howard


James M. Cain (story "The Embezzler"), Robert Presnell Sr. (screenplay) (as Robert Presnell)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Lynn ... Dave Bennett (Bennet in Newspaper Story)
Brenda Marshall ... Barbara Patteson (Patterson in Credits)
John Litel ... Jerremy 'Jerry ' Helm, Bank Manager
Lee Patrick ... Miss Martha Church
Henry O'Neill ... Mr. Mason
Roger Pryor ... Charles 'Charlie' Patteson (Patterson in Credits)
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Mr. Adler, the Bank Guard
Henry Kolker ... Mr. Rollins, Barbara's Father
William Gould ... Chief Detective Dyer
Edward Keane ... Mr. Kaiser (as Ed Keane)
William Marshall ... Bank Clerk
Peter Ashley Peter Ashley ... Bank Teller
Mildred Coles ... Secretary at Bank
Sandra Stephenson Sandra Stephenson ... Jeannie Patteson
Willie Best ... George Washington Jones, Dave's Servant


The City Trust and Savings Bank sends Vice President Dave Bennett to a branch office to check on a Charles Patterson. Charlie has greatly increased the amount of money in savings and is very involved with all of his customers. When offered a chance to run a new branch in Santa Monica, Charlie declines and is taken ill. His wife, Barbara, tells Dave that Charlie needs an operation and she will fill in for him at his savings window. Against the advice of Martha and Branch manager Jerry Helm, Dave does hire Barbara to do the job. When Dave works the window when Barbara goes to lunch, he notices that the accounts are short and the amount comes out to $9000. Dave does not know if Barbara or Charlie has taken the money, but Barbara blames Charlie and as Dave is sweet on her, he personally loans her the money. Dave hopes that this will end the problems and that Barbara will divorce Charlie but there is more trouble ahead for Dave Bennett. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Release Date:

17 August 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher e o Dinheiro See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This Film Is a Real Life Story Even in the 21st CENTURY!
19 March 2004 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

The plot of this story might seem Old Hat!, but it seems to happen all the time, where bank employees are tempted to have a hand in the till! and bank robbers never seem to learn a lesson. Willie Sutton, the famous Bank Robber in the 20's and 30's said," I Spend MORE TIME in Jail than it is worth to steal the money"!!! Jeffrey Lynn(Dave Bennett),"Whiplash",'48, was the V.P. of a bank and fell madly in love with Brenda Marshall (Barbara Patterson),"Footsteps in the Dark",'41, who was involved in this steal the money and try to put the money back into the bank without getting caught! John Litel(Jerremy Helm, Bank Mgr.) "Henry Aldrich Haunts a House",'43, was the president of the bank and had a kind heart and tries to help Dave in every way possible to keep the love of his life out of this bank fraud. This film lets the audience realize that stealing money whether with a gun or trying to play around with bank books or paper work, is still a serious CRIME that people seem to always think they can get away with in all generations and unfortunately future generations to come! I must mention a great movie star who appeared in this picture, his name is:- WILLIE BEST, who was Dave Bennett's servant. Willie Best appeared in 118 films, like:- "Nancy Drew Trouble Shooter",'39 and was a great Africian American Veteran Actor who was not given credit for the great acting he performed, I always respected him for his great acting abilities! If you really love old classic films and good acting, take the time, sit back and enjoy this film about what people are still DOING TODAY!

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