The Five Pound Man

  • 1937
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Styles is an unemployed ex-convict drifting around England looking for the gang who framed him on a counterfeiting charge. At a charity auction, he sells his services as a butler for five pounds. It turns out that the five-pound note Gunn uses to buy him is a fake. He confronts her father (Allenby) with his discovery and accuses him of being responsible...read more

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Styles is an unemployed ex-convict drifting around England looking for the gang who framed him on a counterfeiting charge. At a charity auction, he sells his services as a butler for five pounds. It turns out that the five-pound note Gunn uses to buy him is a fake. He confronts her

father (Allenby) with his discovery and accuses him of being responsible for his jail sentence. Allenby promptly and honorably kills himself to avoid jail and ends the film. This is allegedly a comedy, but how funny can a suicide climax be? Mercifully forgotten today.

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