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Money Means Nothing (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | 15 June 1934 (USA)
At Joe's Roadside, a popular but rundown New York roadhouse where the wealthy and not-so-wealthy hang out, a wealthy Manhattan girl and a struggling Brooklyn boy meet and fall in love. She ... See full summary »

Director:

Christy Cabanne

Writers:

William Anthony McGuire (play) (as Wm. Anthony McGuire), Frances Hyland (story and screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Wallace Ford ... Kenneth 'Kenny' McKay
Gloria Shea ... Julie Ferris McKay
Edgar Kennedy ... Herbert Green
Vivien Oakland ... Helen Whitney (as Vivian Oakland)
Maidel Turner ... Mrs. Kerry Green
Betty Blythe ... Mrs. Ferris
Eddie Tamblyn Eddie Tamblyn ... Robert 'Robby' Ferris (as Edward Tamblyn)
Richard Tucker ... George Whitney
Tenen Holtz ... Mr. Silverman
Ann Brody ... Mrs. Silverman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irving Bacon ... Navy Secretary (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

At Joe's Roadside, a popular but rundown New York roadhouse where the wealthy and not-so-wealthy hang out, a wealthy Manhattan girl and a struggling Brooklyn boy meet and fall in love. She marries him against the wishes of her family, believing that love can solve everything, but she soon wonders if she made the right choice when she finds herself living in a manner, and with the kinds of people, she hadn't counted on. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nada significa el dinero See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in Los Angeles Sunday 5 February 1950 on KFI (Channel 9), and in New York City Monday 11 September 1950 on Summer Theater on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

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Better than you would think from little Monogram
13 September 2011 | by earlytalkieSee all my reviews

Browsing today through one of my favorite places to buy DVDs, in the used section was a single, lonely new DVD still wrapped with the price of 99 cents. The film was called "Money Means Nothing", a title that meant nothing to me. Oh well, for that price, even if the film was a real stinker, all I would be out would be the buck. What a surprise to find a lively little programmer with a good story (based on a play), good acting and surprisingly good production values for Monogram Pictures. Gloria Shea, who I have barely heard of turned in a nice performance as the rich girl newly married to a poor boy, equally well played by Wallace Ford. Edgar Kennedy and Maidel Turner are hilarious as the newlywed's neighbors who are just a little too crude for the bride's family. Former silent star Betty Blythe plays the bride's Mother a bit like Billie Burke or Helen Broderick would if the film had been shot at MGM or RKO. With a running time of 64 minutes, you could find worse ways to spend an hour.


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