Personal Property (1937)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Mar 19, 1937 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A golddigger finds that romance doesn't always equal finance in this comedy. Crystal Wetherby (Jean Harlow) is an American widow left stranded in London with a stack of debts incurred by her late husband and barely a shilling to her name. Raymond Dabney (Robert Taylor) is the black sheep of a formerly wealthy family who has just been released from prison for fraud and is looking for work. Crystal hires Raymond to watch over her home so that her creditors won't repossess her belongings; Raymond soon learns that Crystal is being courted by his brother Claude (Reginald Owen), much to Raymond's amusement, since both Crystal and Claude are motivated less by love than the mistaken belief that the other has money. However, Crystal and Raymond become increasingly fond of each other, even though they know they're both flat broke. The supporting cast features two of Old Hollywood's favorite U.K. expatriates, E.E. Clive and Una O'Connor.

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brother, finances, forbidden-love, girlfriend, marriage-of-convenience, masquerade, playboy, prison, romance, widow/widower