Der reichste Mann der Welt (1947)

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Der reichste Mann der Welt: Directed by Roy Del Ruth. With Don DeFore, Ann Harding, Charles Ruggles, Victor Moore. Two homeless men move into a mansion while its owners are wintering in the South.

“This is a very enjoyable holiday film that gets no press. I learned about it because it was included in a set of holiday films. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIf you are familiar with and enjoyed the 18th century play, u0026quot;She Stoops to Conquer,u0026quot; the same social commentary about relations between the upper and lower classes appears here with a Dreppression era – post World War II twist. It requires you to suspend your sense of logic, but if you can do that, you will have a lot of fun. Itu0026#39;s a holiday film that you will enjoy viewing year after year. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe professional critics big knock on this film is that it is too long. That is valid criticism for the ending. A scene or two could have been cut or shortened without damaging the plot. That weakness is more that offset by a great many laughs and chuckles and honest warmth which make the first 90 minutes fly by. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWatch for Gail Storm as the run-away college student who was a very popular TV personality in the early 1950s and Alan Hale, Jr., as one of World War II veterans, who was the captain on u0026quot;Gilliganu0026#39;s Island.u0026quot;”


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