|Tons of Money|
|Directed by||Tom Walls|
|Produced by||Herbert Wilcox|
|Written by||Will Evans (play) |
Arthur Valentine (play)
|Starring|| Ralph Lynn |
|Cinematography|| Freddie Young |
|Edited by||Maclean Rogers|
|Distributed by||Woolf and Freedman|
|31 December 1930|
Tons of Money is a 1930 British comedy film directed by Tom Walls and starring Ralph Lynn, Yvonne Arnaud, Mary Brough, Robertson Hare and Gordon James, the same artistes responsible for the Aldwych farces.It was a remake of the 1924 film Tons of Money which had been based on the 1922 play Tons of Money by Will Evans and Arthur Valentine. It was made at Elstree Studios with sets designed by the art director Lawrence P. Williams.
A debt-ridden inventor has to pretend to be his cousin to avoid his creditors.
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Marry the Girl is a farce by George Arthurs and Arthur Miller. It was one of the series of Aldwych farces that ran at the Aldwych Theatre in London nearly continuously from 1923 to 1933. The play centres on a breach of promise case brought before a British court of justice.
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