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Million Dollar Ransom (1934)

Approved | | Drama | 1 September 1934 (USA)
To stop his mother from marrying a man he doesn't like, a young millionaire hires an ex-con help him fake his own kidnaping.

Director:

Murray Roth

Writers:

William R. Lipman, Damon Runyon (story "Ransom... $1, 000, 000") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Phillips Holmes ... Stanton Casserly
Edward Arnold ... Vincent Shelton
Mary Carlisle ... Francesca Shelton
Wini Shaw ... Babe
Andy Devine ... Careful
Robert Gleckler ... 'Doc' Carson
Marjorie Gateson ... Elita Casserly
Edgar Norton ... Meigs
Bradley Page ... Easy
Hughey White Hughey White ... Innocence
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To stop his mother from marrying a man he doesn't like, a young millionaire hires an ex-con help him fake his own kidnaping.

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Plot Keywords:

mother | millionaire | scam | See All (3) »

Taglines:

Damon Runyon's smashing Cosmopolitan Magazine story "Million Dollar Ransom". (One-sheet poster). See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doble secuestro See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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You'll Never Know
(uncredited)
Written by Walter Donaldson
Performed by Wini Shaw
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Actors Against the Code
9 May 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Edward Arnold has just gotten out of prison, broke, to find that his daughter has come home from Europe. He's no longer interested in the rackets, but he wants to send her to safety. Meanwhile, Phillip Holmes' mother is about to marry a younger man, who only wants her for her money. Together they concoct a scheme to kidnap him and hold him for ransom; that will distract his mother! Things grow complicated...

The Code was moving into enforcement, and this movie hews to it in a strict manner, including the death of the redeemed crook, that shows a paint-by-numbers attitude towards the matter. Nonetheless, the fine cast, which includes Mary Carlisle, Wini Shaw, Andy Devine, Jane Darwell and a singing Jay C. Flippen make this a handsome little programmer.


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