Millionaires (1926)

Run Time - 58 min.  |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Millionaires was based on The Inevitable Millionaire, a story by the incredibly prolific E. Phillips Oppenheim. George Sidney and Vera Gordon, who previously co-starred in The Cohens and the Kellys, are reteamed as nouveau riche Meyer and Esther Rubens. A former tailor, Meyer tries to please his wife by hobnobbing with the wealthy and famous, failing spectacularly in the attempt. Feeling embarrassed by her husband, Esther is persuaded to seek a separation by her brother-in-law Maurice Lavin (Nat Carr), who secretly hopes to get his hands on Meyer's millions himself. Ever anxious to accommodate his spouse, Meyer agrees to be framed in a compromising situation so that Esther can file for divorce. As a result, he loses all his money and returns to the tailor shop whence he came. A happy ending ensues when Esther also returns to the shop, having chosen to be poor but happy rather than rich but miserable.



brother-in-law, divorce, embarrassment, frame-up, inheritance, millionaire, money, separation, tailor