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

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The heir of a wealthy family accepts a wager that he can start at the bottom and work his own way to financial success, but he must reconsider when he falls in love with a poverty-stricken young woman. The American-release title of this comedy is Romance and Riches.

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Cast

Cary Grant
as Ernest Bliss
Mary Brian
as Frances Clayton
Peter Gawthorne
as Sir James Alroyd
Henry Kendall
as Lord 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.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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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.

Aj V
Aj V

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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.

Jennifer D
Jennifer D

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½

Interesting antique with Cary Grant not quite fully formed. It moves at a breakneck pace cramming a year of travail into an hour.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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