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We're in the Money (1935)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Musical | 17 August 1935 (USA)
Two gold-digging process servers are tasked with subpoenaing one's boyfriend, who has been using a pseudonym to avoid breach-of-promise servings and suits.


Ray Enright


F. Hugh Herbert (screenplay), Brown Holmes (screenplay) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Blondell ... Ginger Stewart
Glenda Farrell ... Dixie Tilton
Hugh Herbert ... Lawyer Homer Bronson
Ross Alexander ... C. Richard Courtney aka Carter
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Max
Phil Regan ... Singer Phil Logan
Anita Kerry Anita Kerry ... Claire LeClaire
Henry O'Neill ... Lawyer Stephen 'Dinsy' Dinsmore
Joseph Crehan ... Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
Mayo Methot ... Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
Joe King ... Mr. Blank (scenes deleted) (as Joseph King)
E.E. Clive ... Jevons, Courtney's Butler
Edward Gargan ... Policeman Clancy O'Rourke
Lionel Stander ... Leonidus Giovanni 'Butch' Gonzola
Man Mountain Dean Man Mountain Dean ... Wrestler Man Mountain Dean


Ginger and Dixie are process servers for goofy lawyer Homer Bronson. The two friends want to quit, but they're offered a thousand dollars to serve four subpoenas in a breach of promise suit against rich C. Richard Courtney. Little does Ginger realize, C. Richard Courtney and her mysterious park bench boyfriend 'Carter' are one and the same. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Release Date:

17 August 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dinheiro em Penca See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Fourth of five films pairing Joan Blondell and Glenda Farrell released by Warner Brothers from 1933-35. The others being Havana Widows (1933), Kansas City Princess (1934), Traveling Saleslady (1935), and Miss Pacific Fleet (1935). See more »


[first lines]
The Little Boy in the Park: [running up to his nanny and pointing at Ginger and Richard kissing on a park bench] Look miss, look. Nanny what are those people doin'?
The Nanny in the Park: [slightly shocked at the sight of them] lCome along, don't ask questions.
The Little Boy in the Park: [in irritatingly childlike sing-song voice] Nanny doedn't know, Nanny doedn't know, nanny doedn't know, nanny doedn't know...
[trails off as she whisks him and the little girl out of the park]
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Music by Abe Holzmann
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Falls Short Of The Mark
28 January 2006 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

I love Joan Blondell and Glenda Farreell. They're fun when together and both had charming careers on their own. (Blondell's, of course, lasted longer and had higher wattage.) Ross Alexander, who plays a a character engaged in a love/hate relationship with Blondell, was also very appealing. He was handsome and talented. Yet he always seems sad in the movies made during his very short career.

Blondell's character is named Ginger, in homage, I'd guess, to the lady who sings the title song (not used or alluded to here) in pig Latin in a higher budget movie. She and Farrell are process servers. Some of their antics are amusing enough. I think climbing into the ring to serve a subpoena to a prizefighter has a kind of cruel edge and is also far-fetched.

And that's the problem with this. Though snappy for its first third or so, it becomes too far-fetched. Hugh Herbert steals cars he drives without a license. People are in boats, falling off boats ... It takes on a desperate quality that eventually makes it a chore to watch.

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