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Money Madness (1948)

A murderous bank robber on the run from the law hides out in a small town, where he gets a job as a cab driver. He meets a young girl who is caring for her ill but wealthy aunt. He courts ... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Newfield (as Peter Stewart)

Writer:

Al Martin (original story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hugh Beaumont ... Steve Clark
Frances Rafferty ... Julie Saunders
Harlan Warde ... Donald Harper
Cecil Weston Cecil Weston ... Cora
Ida Moore ... Mrs. Ferguson
Danny Morton Danny Morton ... Jack Rogers
Joel Friedkin Joel Friedkin ... Dr. Wagner
Lane Chandler ... Policeman
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Storyline

A murderous bank robber on the run from the law hides out in a small town, where he gets a job as a cab driver. He meets a young girl who is caring for her ill but wealthy aunt. He courts her and they eventually marry. She soon discovers exactly who he is, and finds herself enmeshed in a scheme involving murder and loot from a bank robbery. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Marked as a killer!

Genres:

Film-Noir | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Easy Way See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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Julie: I can't go on like this.
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guy with a past meets girl with a past.
8 February 2018 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Wow, this one is certainly a candidate for restoration.. the sound and picture quality are just terrible. Hugh Beaumont is "Steve", a crook on the run from "something"... we're not sure just what. Beaumont was the Dad on Leave it to Beaver. Steve meets up with "Julie", (Frances Rafferty) who ALSO has a past of her own. They hit it off, and that's when the trouble begins! Dick Elliot is in here as a customer in the diner... Elliot was the town mayor in Andy Griffith. Gumming up the works is Julie's elderly aunt, who sometimes fakes being ill to get attention, but sometimes really is sick. Dealing with that brings out the worst in both Julie AND Steve, so it's going to hit the fan fast! Another fun face in here is "Mrs. Ferguson"... Ida Moore. She was ALWAYS a little old lady... she had a great, tiny little part in Desk Set! (Gotta see that if you haven't already) Money Madness flows right along, no plot-holes, or glaring problems. Not many big names, which is probably why its playing on Moonlight Movies channel. Beaumont had done a bunch of war films in the 1940s, and more in the 1950s, but he's probably the biggest name in here. Directed by Sam Newfield.. he and his brother Sigmund were bigshots in "the biz", and they turned out TONS of films, starting in the silent shorts. This one is actually pretty good.


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