Millions (1936 film)

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Millions
Jane Carr Millions.jpg
Cropped publicity still of Carr in Millions, published in the 25 July 1936 issue [1] of Picturegoer
Directed by Leslie Hiscott
Written by Michael Barringer
Produced by Herbert Wilcox
Starring
Cinematography
Edited by Frederick Wilson
Music by Geraldo
Production
company
Distributed by General Film Distributors
Release date
1936
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Millions is a 1936 British comedy film directed by Leslie Hiscott and starring Gordon Harker, Richard Hearne and Frank Pettingell. It was made at Elstree Studios. [2] The film portrays the cut-throat rivalry between two financiers. It is known by the alternative title The King of Cloves. [3]

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Plot

Wealthy businessman and financier Otto Forbes has cut off his son Jimmy's allowance. Jimmy's valet Parsons comes up with a scheme to restore Jimmy to his father's good graces. The elder Forbes loves music, so Parsons suggests Jimmy "compose" a beautiful piece. Since Jimmy has no musical talent or training, Parsons tries to pass off works, such as a Beethoven sonata, as Jimmy's, but Forbes is not fooled, leaving Jimmy in deep financial trouble.

Forbes and bitter business rival Sir Charles Rimmer are running against each for Parliament. Jimmy meets and becomes enamoured with Rimmer's daughter, Jane.

Cast

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References

  1. Cousins, E. G. (25 July 1936). "E. G. Cousins Covers The British Studios". Picturegoer . Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. Wood p.91
  3. BFI.org.uk

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