Mr. Billion

  • 1977
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Drama

A return to the type of philosophy behind Capra's MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN has Hill as an Italian auto mechanic who has inherited his rich uncle's estate. The only stipulation is that he must claim his inheritance in San Francisco within 20 days. Gleason, as a sneaky executor of the estate, does everything in his power to keep Hill from achieving that goal...read more

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A return to the type of philosophy behind Capra's MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN has Hill as an Italian auto mechanic who has inherited his rich uncle's estate. The only stipulation is that he must claim his inheritance in San Francisco within 20 days. Gleason, as a sneaky executor of the estate,

does everything in his power to keep Hill from achieving that goal so that he himself can handle the money. This includes a seduction of Perrine, which fails as she falls in love with Hill, plus numerous chase scenes, fights, and kidnap attempts. When Hill finally makes it, with minutes to spare,

he doles out important positions and money to the people who helped him retrieve his inheritance. Other than Capra, the picture also borrows heavily from Hitchcock in the development of the cross-country chase scenes.

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  • Released: 1977
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: A return to the type of philosophy behind Capra's MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN has Hill as an Italian auto mechanic who has inherited his rich uncle's estate. The only stipulation is that he must claim his inheritance in San Francisco within 20 days. Gleason, as… (more)

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