Make a Million (1935)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Screwball Comedy  |   Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Make a Million stars Charles Starrett in one of his last non-western roles, as idealistic college professor Jones. Because of his radical "share the wealth" theories, Jones is fired on the say-so of banker Corning (Guy Usher). Seeking a new source of income, our hero turns to panhandling, and before long he's raking in more bucks than he'd ever done as a teacher! Through a series of plot twists that would put Dickens to shame (among them a highly suspicious nationwide lottery and a chain-letter racket), Jones emerges as a millionaire at film's end, winning the hand of Corning's daughter Irene (Pauline Brooks). One of the screwiest of the screwball comedies of the 1930s, Make a Million deserves to be better known.

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bank-personnel, chain-letter, daughter, lottery, professor