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The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss (The Amazing Adventure)(Romance and Riches) (1937)

The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss (The Amazing Adventure)(Romance and Riches)

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Amazing Quest was the original British release title of the 1937 comedy Romance and Riches (aka Riches and Romance). Making a rare return trip to England, Cary Grant plays the heir to a huge fortune. Alas, Grant is miserable, because he's never worked for his money. Determined to prove his worth, Grant makes a wager than he can earn his keep for a full year without ever touching the family millions. He loses his bet when he must draw upon his money to wed poverty-stricken Mary Brian, the better to save her from an unhappy marriage of convenience. Still, his experiences among the working classes have left an indelible impression; turning his back on his "equals," Grant invites all of his newly acquired lowborn friends to his wedding reception. Like His Girl Friday, Penny Serenade, and Charade, Amazing Quest is one on the ever-growing list of Cary Grant films that have lapsed into public domain, and thus are more readily available than when first released. Amazing Quest was based on a novel by E. Phillips Oppenheim. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Classics, Comedy
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On DVD: Mar 8, 2005
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Cast

Cary Grant
as Ernest Bliss
Mary Brian
as Frances Clayton
Peter Gawthorne
as Sir James Aldroyd
Henry Kendall
as Lord Ronnie Honiton
Leon M. Lion
as Dorrington
Arthur Hardy
as Crawley
Iris Ashley
as Clare Winters
Garry Marsh
as The Buyer
Marie Wright
as Mrs. Heath
Buena Bent
as Mrs. Mott
Hal Gordon
as Bill Bronson
Alf Goddard
as Butcher Bill
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Herein, a nearly transparent crowd pleaser, only a short story actually, of a playboy who learns about "what's important in life" from "the regular people" when he takes a medically advised year off from his sizeable inherited fortune. This sort of idea was a popular (and profitable) theme in mass entertainment: that working stiffs understood life better than the swells. There are no surprises here, only the charm of the time (if the Great Depression can be expressed as charming) and the performers delivery, lead by Grant himself.
I haven't seen anything by Grant in awhile and needed a fix of the 100% genuine article.
This vehicle could be remade ... its a challenging proposition.

ApeneckFletcher
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Grant's worst movie, it's not funny, the story is boring, and his acting isn't up to par. I've seen some good reviews of this movie on here, so maybe I'll watch it again sometime and give it another chance.

ajv2688
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Holy transitions! I'm shocked I didn't see star wipe. I have to say for a 1937 film, it had really, really low production value. Typical, sweet story, but yet again, it is a Cary Grant film, therefore it earns something. Entertaining, but not overly.

MeetMeinMontauk
Jennifer D

Super Reviewer

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