Old Hutch (1936)

Genres - Comedy, Crime  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this remake of the 1920 Will Rogers comedy Honest Hutch, Wallace Beery stars as the eponymous Hutch, the ne'er-do-well patriarch of a large and needy family, who unexpectedly becomes rich when he stumbles upon $100,000 worth of hidden swag. Ironically, because Hutch has become so notorious as the town layabout, he must now reform into a responsible, hard-working member of the community, in order to provide an excuse for the excessive funds suddenly available to him. The money just as abruptly becomes unavailable again when it's stolen by bank robbers, but the yarns Hutch spins to explain away the missing cash wind up leading to the arrest of the thieves.

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bank, bum, citizen, employment, family, father, fortune [wealth], laziness, loot, money, robbery, suspicion, town, wealth