In the Money (1933)

62 or 65-66 mins | Comedy | 7 November 1933

Director:

Frank R. Strayer

Producer:

Maury M. Cohen

Cinematographer:

M. A. Anderson

Editor:

Roland Reed

Production Designer:

Edward C. Jewell

Production Company:

Invincible Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

At the beginning of the film, Skeets Gallagher introduces each character to the audience as the actor appears on screen. ...

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At the beginning of the film, Skeets Gallagher introduces each character to the audience as the actor appears on screen.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
13 Oct 1933
p. 10
Film Daily
6 Jan 1934
p. 6
Motion Picture Daily
6 Jan 1934
p. 4
Motion Picture Herald
13 Jan 1934
p. 42
Variety
9 Jan 1934
p. 17
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 November 1933
Production Date:
at Mack Sennett Studios
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Invincible Pictures Corp.
26 November 1933
LP4278
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
62 or 65-66
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

The Higginbottom household is forced to change dramatically its affluent lifestyle after Professor Higginbottom learns that his chemical company has gone into receivership, cutting off the family's income. Mary "Lambie" Higginbottom, the oldest daughter, tries to cut corners but has a difficult time influencing her siblings' spending habits. Babs is too preoccupied with the prowess of her ex-prizefighter boyfriend Bibbs to be concerned with money matters, and her spoiled sister Genie and brother-in-law Lionel are of no help either. Dick, the youngest child, bravely attempts to win $500 in a motorcycle race. Tragically, he crashes his bike on the speedway and paralyzes his legs. It is Spunk Hobbs, Bibbs's manager, who finally solves the family's problems. If Bibbs wins one last boxing purse, the family will be able pay for Dick's surgery, and if Spunk marries Lambie, she will gain control of enough stock shares to vote her father back in control of his business. In the end, Bibbs wins the match, Dick is cured, the business is saved by the promised union of Spunk and Lambie, and Bibbs is free to retire once more and pursue his new ...

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The Higginbottom household is forced to change dramatically its affluent lifestyle after Professor Higginbottom learns that his chemical company has gone into receivership, cutting off the family's income. Mary "Lambie" Higginbottom, the oldest daughter, tries to cut corners but has a difficult time influencing her siblings' spending habits. Babs is too preoccupied with the prowess of her ex-prizefighter boyfriend Bibbs to be concerned with money matters, and her spoiled sister Genie and brother-in-law Lionel are of no help either. Dick, the youngest child, bravely attempts to win $500 in a motorcycle race. Tragically, he crashes his bike on the speedway and paralyzes his legs. It is Spunk Hobbs, Bibbs's manager, who finally solves the family's problems. If Bibbs wins one last boxing purse, the family will be able pay for Dick's surgery, and if Spunk marries Lambie, she will gain control of enough stock shares to vote her father back in control of his business. In the end, Bibbs wins the match, Dick is cured, the business is saved by the promised union of Spunk and Lambie, and Bibbs is free to retire once more and pursue his new passion--Shakespeare.

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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