Money Means Nothing (1934)

64 or 70 mins | Drama | 15 June 1934

Director:

Christy Cabanne

Writer:

Frances Hyland

Cinematographer:

Robert Planck

Editor:

Jack Ogilvie

Production Company:

Monogram Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

Actor Tenen Holtz's first name is spelled "Tenan" in the onscreen ... More Less

Actor Tenen Holtz's first name is spelled "Tenan" in the onscreen credits. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
26 May 1934.
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Daily Variety
16 Mar 34
p. 4.
Daily Variety
24 Mar 34
p. 3.
Daily Variety
11 May 34
p. 3.
Film Daily
15 May 34
p. 8.
Motion Picture Herald
19 May 34
p. 69.
Variety
24 Jul 34
p. 14.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Ben Verschleiser Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Story and scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
PRODUCTION MISC
SOURCES
LITERARY
Suggested by the play The Cost of Living by William Anthony McGuire (Cincinnati, OH, 5 Oct 1913).
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 June 1934
Production Date:
16 March--24 March 1934
Copyright Claimant:
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
20 June 1934
Copyright Number:
LP4781
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
64 or 70
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Julie Ferris, a wealthy young woman searching for excitement, goes slumming at Joe's Roadside Inn, she notices a group of shady men and follows them in her car. After trailing them for a distance, Julie crashes into their car as they are hijacking two trucks carrying tires. In the ensuing scuffle, the thieves shoot one of the trucks' drivers, Red Miller, and threaten Julie. Ken McKay, the other driver, protects and rescues Julie, and she immediately falls in love with him. Although her sister Helen and rich brother-in-law George disapprove, Julie marries Ken and moves to Brooklyn. While determined to make the marriage work, Julie is nonetheless unprepared for her new neighbors, the boorish, nosy Greens. After the Greens crash Julie's birthday dinner, Herbert Green, who is Ken's boss at the auto parts store, is told by his overbearing wife that Julie's snobbish family insulted him. As revenge, Herbert lies to his district manager that Ken has been tipping off the still active hijackers. Fired, Ken has no luck in finding another job and contemplates making the now pregnant but devoted Julie return to her family when Red Miller, who has opened his own tire store, hires him. In cahoots with the hijackers, Red forces an unsuspecting Ken to help him steal more tire shipments, but Herbert, on a tip from Julie, figures out the plan and calls the police. In the end, the thieves are caught, and a repentant Herbert promises Ken a new job. Thus saved, the newlyweds reaffirm their belief that money means ... +


When Julie Ferris, a wealthy young woman searching for excitement, goes slumming at Joe's Roadside Inn, she notices a group of shady men and follows them in her car. After trailing them for a distance, Julie crashes into their car as they are hijacking two trucks carrying tires. In the ensuing scuffle, the thieves shoot one of the trucks' drivers, Red Miller, and threaten Julie. Ken McKay, the other driver, protects and rescues Julie, and she immediately falls in love with him. Although her sister Helen and rich brother-in-law George disapprove, Julie marries Ken and moves to Brooklyn. While determined to make the marriage work, Julie is nonetheless unprepared for her new neighbors, the boorish, nosy Greens. After the Greens crash Julie's birthday dinner, Herbert Green, who is Ken's boss at the auto parts store, is told by his overbearing wife that Julie's snobbish family insulted him. As revenge, Herbert lies to his district manager that Ken has been tipping off the still active hijackers. Fired, Ken has no luck in finding another job and contemplates making the now pregnant but devoted Julie return to her family when Red Miller, who has opened his own tire store, hires him. In cahoots with the hijackers, Red forces an unsuspecting Ken to help him steal more tire shipments, but Herbert, on a tip from Julie, figures out the plan and calls the police. In the end, the thieves are caught, and a repentant Herbert promises Ken a new job. Thus saved, the newlyweds reaffirm their belief that money means nothing. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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