Romance And Riches

  • 1937
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Romance

An entertaining comedy about a man with a problem everyone wishes they had. Grant is an Englishman who inherits a fortune, but he continues to be morose and unhappy. He goes to Harley Street in London (where the expensive doctors have their offices) and consults with Gawthorne, who tells him that his problem is "underwork." Since Grant has never had to...read more

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An entertaining comedy about a man with a problem everyone wishes they had. Grant is an Englishman who inherits a fortune, but he continues to be morose and unhappy. He goes to Harley Street in London (where the expensive doctors have their offices) and consults with Gawthorne, who tells

him that his problem is "underwork." Since Grant has never had to toil a moment in his wastrel existence, he takes stock of what Gawthorne has said and bets a bundle that he can earn his own way for one year and never touch the cash that has been willed to him. He takes a room in a rundown

boarding house and is soon unable to pay his rent. Then he gets a job as an oven salesman, meets Brian, who works as the secretary at the company, and is soon successful when he comes up with the idea of offering free meals to anyone who purchases an oven. The company offers him a partnership if

he buys in, but Grant won't do it. While maintaining his romantic relationship with Brian, he tries some other jobs, including work as a porter (that goes out the window when his female employer's husband comes home and suspects hanky-panky) and as a chauffeur, getting involved with some thieves

in the latter capacity. Just before the year is up, Grant learns that Brian is set to marry her boss at the oven company because she has a financial problem (she is supporting her sister, who is ill). Grant calls off the bet he made and rushes to Brian and proposes. When they are married, the

guests are not his hoity-toity friends. Rather, they are the poor, downtrodden (but, of course, golden-hearted) people he met while living in the tenement district. This Oppenheim story was previously made as a silent. Although a few unbelievable plot complications get in the way, this film is

fairly good fun most of the time. The picture has also been released under the titles RICHES AND ROMANCE; THE AMAZING QUEST OF ERNEST BLISS; and AMAZING ADVENTURE. Grant's career was already booming in the US when he took some time out to go to England for this.

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