Tons of Money (1931)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The Aldwych Theater farceurs again combined forces in this adaptation of Will Evans and Arthur Valentine's stage farce Tons of Money. Ralph Lynn (who also co-wrote the script) plays eccentric inventor Aubrey Allington, on the verge of selling one of his creations for millions of pounds. To do this, however, Allington finds it necessary to pose as his long-missing cousin. On cue, the cousin shows up to label Allington a phony -- only to be labelled a phony himself by another man claiming to be the cousin. This goes on for reels and reels until director Tom Walls decides that enough's enough. Also on hand in Tons of Money is Aldwych regular Robertson Hare, expressing his usual panic and disdain over the hectic goings-on.

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finances, impersonation, inventor