Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Paramount's Sudden Money has all the earmarks of a Charlie Ruggles-Mary Boland vehicle, except that this time Ruggles is teamed with Marjorie Rambeau. It all begins when Sweeney Patterson (Ruggles) and his brother-in-law Doc Finney (Broderick Crawford) win $150,000 in the Irish sweepstakes. All of a sudden, Sweeney and his wife Elsie (Marjorie Rambeau) are besieged by relatives and "friends" whom they've never seen before, all of whom want a piece of the action. After a series of not-so-merry misadventures, the Pattersons decide that they were better off when they were poor. Not bad for such a familiar plotline, Sudden Money benefits from the byplay between Ruggles and Rambeau, who play together as if they'd been a team for years.
brother-in-law, family, lottery, prize