The Idle Rich (1929)

80 mins | Comedy | 15 June 1929

Cinematographer:

Leonard Smith

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

Another adaptation of Edith Ellis' play was made by M-G-M in 1938. That film, entitled Rich Man, Poor Girl , was directed by Reinhold Schunzel and starred Robert Young and Ruth Hussey (See ... More Less

Another adaptation of Edith Ellis' play was made by M-G-M in 1938. That film, entitled Rich Man, Poor Girl , was directed by Reinhold Schunzel and starred Robert Young and Ruth Hussey (See Entry). More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
23 Jun 1929.
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New York Times
17 Jun 1929
p. 29.
Variety
19 Jun 1929
p. 30.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
Ward
SOUND
Rec eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play White Collars by Edith Ellis (New York, 23 Feb 1923), as adapted from a story by Edgar Franklin (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 June 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 15 June 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
20 May 1929
Copyright Number:
LP385
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
80
Length(in feet):
7,351
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Millionaire William Van Luyn marries Joan Thayer, a middle-class stenographer of little commonsense, and offers her family the benefits that his money can so easily provide. The family haughtily refuses, and Joan soon insists that he move in with her family and share the virtues and discomforts of her simple home life. William decides to give his fortune away to found a hospital and finds that his new relatives suffer a quick change of heart about accepting the benefits of his ... +


Millionaire William Van Luyn marries Joan Thayer, a middle-class stenographer of little commonsense, and offers her family the benefits that his money can so easily provide. The family haughtily refuses, and Joan soon insists that he move in with her family and share the virtues and discomforts of her simple home life. William decides to give his fortune away to found a hospital and finds that his new relatives suffer a quick change of heart about accepting the benefits of his money. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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