PLOT: After saving a tramp from suicide, a millionaire takes his clothing and disappears. Word is out that he will give a million francs to anyone who is kind to a tramp. _IMDb
STORYLINE: Wealthy Tony Newlander becomes disgusted with the fortune seekers around him. After saving a tramp from drowning, he takes his clothes and goes off to discover life among the real people. Only, a humorous twist of fate leads him to discover that most people have a bit of greed and lust for wealth in their hearts. But one who doesn't is a pleasant surprise. _IMDb by SimonJack
IMDb User Review:
Better Than Average Capraesque Film - I'll Give a Million (May 27, 2021 by arthur_tafero): In the heart of the Depression, moviegoers needed screwball comedies to cheer themselves up for a quarter. In that vein, they were heartily treated to some of the best comedy of all time from Laurel and Hardy to Frank Capra. This film is tn that tradition. Similar to Mr. Deeds Goes to Town and Sullivan's Travels in the sense that a powerful person is living as a common man among the masses of the poor, the film has a certain charm that is no longer found in films after the Golden Age of Hollywood. Fortunately, we have Youtube to access some of these gems from the past. Lots of fun.
Good Remake Of A De Sica Starring vehicle (July 07, 2020 by boblipton): This Fox B remake of a a farce starring De Sica is nicely directed by Walter Lang with a sprawling supporting cast that the big studios' B departments could use when given the chance./ The story has millionaire Warner Baxter dive off his yacht to rescue suicidal Peter Lorre, then head off to deal with the real world instead of the parasites on board. Lorre spreads the word that a millionaire is wandering around in tramp clothes, and will give a million francs to anyone who is kind to him without any pecuniary interest. With a cast of dozens of character actors, this is an example of why I consider Fox' B movies in this period the best....and often better than most studios' As.
TRIVIA: In September 1938, this film was distributed in some locations on a double bill with ''Billy the Kid Returns'' starring Roy Rogers.
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