It's a Bet (1935)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy  |   Run Time - 69 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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In this drama, a reporter loses his job after he writes a story criticizing the police department for their inefficiency in locating missing people. He then takes a wager from a rival reporter who claims that he cannot stay in hiding for a month. If he wins, he will have a new job at a rival paper. If he loses, he must give up a sweepstakes ticket. En route to his hiding place, his car is hijacked and used in a robbery. As a result his picture is put in every newspaper. He begins drifting about and even works in a carnival for a while. He finally meets a lovely girl who helps him win the bet and get a newspaper job. His sweepstakes ticket wins him $150,000. Later he marries the girl.

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kidnapping, missing-person, on-the-run, reporter, robbery, wager, newspaper