The Five Pound Man (1937)

Genres - Comedy, Crime  |   Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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In this comedy, an unemployed ex-con searches for the gang that falsely fingered him for counterfeiting. He attends a charity auction and ends up getting sold as a butler for five pounds. Upon examination, he realizes that the five-pound note is bogus. This leads him to confront the father of the woman that hired him. He accuses him of framing him. Rather than go to prison, the semi-honorable father commits suicide.

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counterfeit, accusation, criminal, ex-convict, false-accusation, frame-up, gangster, honor [recognition], investigation, revenge, suicide