The Cheaters (The Castaways) (1945)





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A snooty blue-blooded English family learns a bitter lesson about the realities of lower class living in this British comedy. It all happens because the ditzy wife makes a terrible mistake with their money and loses a fortune. Her husband, a banker is at his wit's end as he scrambles about looking for much-needed cash. He tries his wife's wealthy, ailing uncle, but he has bequeathed his fortune to the actress he loved as a boy, (a woman he has never met). The aging star, who long ago disappeared from the screen, has no idea she is an heiress. Meanwhile, just before Christmas the daughter of the family brings home a boozy hambone of a fallen theater star who is short on cash. It is he who finds the missing actress and brings her into the house after convincing her that she and the family are related. Things go swimmingly and wealth is restored until the actor gets drunk and tells her the truth.
Comedy , Drama
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Joseph Schildkraut
as Anthony 'Mr. M.' Marchand
Billie Burke
as Mrs. James C. Pidgeon
Eugene Pallette
as James C. Pidgeon
Raymond Walburn
as William 'Willie' Crawford
Ona Munson
as Florie
Ann Gillis
as Angela
Ruth Terry
as Therese
Robert Livingston
as Stephen Bates
David Holt
as Reggie
Robert Greig
as MacFarland
Norma Varden
as Mattie
Byron Foulger
as Process Server
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