The Richest Man in Town

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The Richest Man in Town
Theatrical poster for the film
Directed by Charles Barton
Screenplay byFanya Foss
Jerry Sackheim
Story byJerry Sackheim
Produced by Jack Fier
Starring Frank Craven
Edgar Buchanan
Eileen O'Hearn
Cinematography Philip Tannura
Edited by Al Clark
Music by M. W. Stoloff
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • June 12, 1941 (1941-06-12)(US) [1]
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Richest Man in Town is a 1941 American comedy film directed by Charles Barton and starring Frank Craven, Edgar Buchanan and Roger Pryor. [2] It was produced and distributed by Columbia Pictures.



In a small town bank manager Abb Crothers and newspaper owner Pete Martin have a friendly feud stretching back many years. However Martin goes too far when he published an obituary of the still alive Crothers.


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  1. "Richest Man in Town: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on August 28, 2017. Retrieved August 27, 2017.
  2. Fetrow p.403