Great God Gold (1935)

65 or 72 mins | Drama | 15 April 1935

Director:

Arthur Lubin

Cinematographer:

Milton Krasner

Editor:

Jack Ogilvie

Production Designer:

Ernest R. Hickson

Production Company:

Monogram Pictures Corp.
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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
7 Dec 34
p. 6.
Daily Variety
17 Dec 34
p. 3.
Daily Variety
27 Feb 35
p. 3.
Film Daily
5 Mar 35
p. 11.
Hollywood Reporter
27 Feb 35
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
2 Mar 35
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald
15 Dec 34
p. 49.
Motion Picture Herald
9 Mar 35
p. 49, 52
New York Times
6 May 35
p. 22.
Variety
8 May 35
p. 45.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Trem Carr, Vice President; A Ben Verschleiser Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Gowns
SOUND
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 April 1935
Production Date:
7 December--17 December 1934
Copyright Claimant:
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
19 March 1935
Copyright Number:
LP5410
Physical Properties:
Sound
Balsley and Phillips Recording System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
65 or 72
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
PCA No:
623
SYNOPSIS

In the late 1920's, "Lucky" John Hart makes big money on the stock market, and Phil "Stu" Stuart, a reporter with a penchant for tongue-twisters, secures an interview with him. Stu suggests that a stock market crash is coming, and publishes his belief, crediting it to Hart. Relying on the toss of a lucky Roman coin Stu gave him, Hart sells his investments just before the Crash of 1929, and, as the Great Depression takes hold, he is approached by unethical lawyers Simon and Nitto about using his reputation to make a fortune in receiverships. Going against the advice of his coin toss, Hart complies, partly inspired by a desire to pursue affairs with Nitto's secretary and Elena, the wife of Nitto's nephew Frank. The new partnership begins business by sending Frank with receivership papers to George Harper, president of the Excelsior Hotel. Shortly after Frank calls on him, Harper commits suicide. Despite the guilt he feels over Harper's death, greed keeps Hart in cahoots with Simon and Nitto. Harper's daughter Marcia decides to avenge her father's untimely death, and one day she interrupts Hart in his office and catches him embracing Elena. Stu and Marcia have met and fallen in love, and Stu promises that he will help her to foil Hart, who has launched a plan to take over Continental Utilities. Frank manages to create anxiety among small investors and convinces them to support Hart's bid to become receiver for Continental, while Hart secures the support of Judge Gilbert by sponsoring a campaign dinner. After Hart succeeds in replacing the former head of Continental, Marcia flirts openly with him, and when he ... +


In the late 1920's, "Lucky" John Hart makes big money on the stock market, and Phil "Stu" Stuart, a reporter with a penchant for tongue-twisters, secures an interview with him. Stu suggests that a stock market crash is coming, and publishes his belief, crediting it to Hart. Relying on the toss of a lucky Roman coin Stu gave him, Hart sells his investments just before the Crash of 1929, and, as the Great Depression takes hold, he is approached by unethical lawyers Simon and Nitto about using his reputation to make a fortune in receiverships. Going against the advice of his coin toss, Hart complies, partly inspired by a desire to pursue affairs with Nitto's secretary and Elena, the wife of Nitto's nephew Frank. The new partnership begins business by sending Frank with receivership papers to George Harper, president of the Excelsior Hotel. Shortly after Frank calls on him, Harper commits suicide. Despite the guilt he feels over Harper's death, greed keeps Hart in cahoots with Simon and Nitto. Harper's daughter Marcia decides to avenge her father's untimely death, and one day she interrupts Hart in his office and catches him embracing Elena. Stu and Marcia have met and fallen in love, and Stu promises that he will help her to foil Hart, who has launched a plan to take over Continental Utilities. Frank manages to create anxiety among small investors and convinces them to support Hart's bid to become receiver for Continental, while Hart secures the support of Judge Gilbert by sponsoring a campaign dinner. After Hart succeeds in replacing the former head of Continental, Marcia flirts openly with him, and when he hires her as his secretary, she uses the opportunity to spy on him. Marcia declares to Stu that she will not marry him until Hart's downfall has been engineered, and then overhears Hart, Simon and Nitto discussing and signing incriminating documents. Realizing that Marcia is aware of the documents and their nature, Hart attempts to charm her and invites her to dinner, but is overheard by Elena. While Hart is preparing a private dinner for Marcia in his apartment, Frank, who has just learned of his wife's infidelity, breaks down the door and shoots him. As he dies, Hart hands the documents over to Marcia and sends her back to Stu. +

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