If I Were Rich

Hilarious romantic comedy set against the background of the Great Depression.
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Format:  DVD-R
item number:  ALP 5795D
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 2 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: April 28, 2009
  • Originally Released: 1933
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) English

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Description by OLDIES.com:

Hit hard by the financial crash of the 1930s, Edmund Gilbert and his beautiful daughter, Lilian, have fallen on hard times. Their stately home is gone and they cannot even afford to pay the utilities on their modest apartment. Paul Martin has been sent by the electric company to collect or shut off the lights. Lilian applies her sex-appeal to Martin and in no time at all, he is not only distracted from his mission, but he agrees to join forces with the Gilberts. The three create an elaborate scheme to get greedy investors to compete for shares in their "amazing new company" - with hilarious results.

If I Were Rich features an all-star cast led by Robert Donat (The 39 Steps, 1935), Wendy Barrie (The Hound Of The Baskervilles, 1939) and Edmund Gwenn (Miracle On 34th Street, 1947). Zoltan Korda was the director of many classics including Elephant Boy (1937) and The Jungle Book (1942) as well as his masterpiece, The Four Feathers (1939).

Product Description:

Witty British comedy about keeping a stiff upper lip and employing a little fiscal cleverness during the Depression while awaiting a return to prosperity.


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Gwenn's the star.. Movie Lover: from Mattoon, IL US -- March, 4, 2010

This is a cute movie, funny premise, but the sound & picture were a little fuzzy. Or maybe it's just those British accents spoken too quickly? Edmund Gwenn shines as usual. The character he plays is a wheeler dealer with few morals, unable to see the more honest side of any deal...& he makes you want to adopt him as your favorite uncle.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 31,731
  • UPC: 089218579591
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
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