Beg, Borrow or Steal

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Beg, Borrow or Steal
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Wilhelm Thiele
Screenplay byLeonard Lee
Harry Ruskin
Marion Parsonnet
Story byWilliam C. White
Produced by Frederick Stephani
Starring Frank Morgan
Florence Rice
John Beal
Cinematography William H. Daniels
Edited by Conrad A. Nervig
Music by William Axt
Distributed by Loew's Inc.
Release date
  • December 3, 1937 (1937-12-03)
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States

Beg, Borrow or Steal is a 1937 American comedy film directed by Wilhelm Thiele and written by Leonard Lee, Harry Ruskin and Marion Parsonnet. The film stars Frank Morgan, Florence Rice, John Beal, Janet Beecher, Herman Bing and Erik Rhodes. The film was released on December 3, 1937, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. [1] [2]



Con-man Ingraham Steward promises his daughter a luxurious wedding at his château in the French Riviera, although he doesn't really own the château. He induces the caretaker, Bill Cherau, to go along with his facade.

On the day of the wedding, Bill falls in love with Ingraham's daughter and she feels the same, but still plans to have her intended wedding. Later, Ingraham has a change of heart and confesses that the château is not his. His daughter forgives him and goes to her true love Bill, whom is not actually a caretaker.


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