Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Kultur Shock! 2013

- The Fare 2018

- Man of a Thousand Faces 1957

- Nocta 2019

- Ruby 2019

- Bloody Marie 2019

- Holiday Hell 2019

- Two Evil Eyes 1990

- The Cunning Man 2019

- Portal 2019

- The Experience 2019

- Thursday 2018

- Athas 2018

- Morbid Stories 2019

- Malvolia's Halloween Game 2019

- An American Werewolf in London 1981

- Tennessee Gothic 2019

- Devil's Junction: Handy Dandy's Revenge 2019

- Switch 2019

- Door in the Woods 2019

- Marla 2018

- Eminence Hill 2019

- Ringu 1998

- Family Obligations 2019

- Hard Laughter 2019

- Hacked 2020

- Black Bridge 2006

- Transit 17 2019

- The Sword Swallower 2019

- The Major and the Minor 1942

- The Mind of Juliane 2019

- Art of the Dead 2019

- Harpoon 2019

- Mad Santa 2019

- The Furnace 2019

- Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare 2017

- Get Up Eight 2019

- Clownado 2019

- Cruising 1980

- Dolphin 2016

- Devil's Revenge 2019

- Candy Corn 2019

- I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu 2019

- Glass Cabin 2019

- Art of Deception 2018

- Momo: The Missouri Monster 2019

- Third Temple 2014

- John #3 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Make a Million

USA 1935
produced by
Trem Carr for Monogram
directed by Lewis D. Collins
starring Charles Starrett, Pauline Brooks, George E. Stone, James Burke, Guy Usher, Norman Houston, Monte Carter, Jimmy Aubrey, George Cleveland, John Elliott
story by Emmet Anthony, screenlay by Charles Logue

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!


Because Irene (Pauline Brooks), daughter of millionaire Corning (Guy Usher) failed his class on economics, professor Jones (Charles Starrett), who has some progressive ideas about the redistribution of wealth in the times of the Great Depression, is branded a leftist, fired from his job and told to come back once he has made a million. So Jones sets out to make the million, by hooking up with beggar Pete (James Burke) and his friends to bring their simple schemes to a higher level by advertising in the papers to send him a Dollar. Soon enough, he has won Larkey (George E.Stone), a reporter hired to bring him down actually, over to his side, who uses his profession to make an underdog and a martyr out of Jones - and suddenl, the Dollar bills come flooding in, and everything that Corning does to stop him amounts to very little. And when Corning, a banker, refuses to hand over a check to Jones issued by the Nervo toothpaste corporation, even his daughter, who started everything, sees her professor was right and her father is just the capitalist pig he made him to be - and she helps him to get to an all-decisive radio show, even if Jones ultimately (but temporarily) gets jailed for kidnapping for this.

In the end though, Jones has made his begging scheme into a business by sending all contributors sale items as a way of redistributing wealth, and he gets the girl - Irene - too.

 

A cheap comedy about (for its time) much money ... but it's not its cheapness that makes this film less than special, it's its niceness: While a somehow likeable film, Make a Million seems to be made up of a few too many missed opportunities to really qualify as a lost classic, Its econo-political messages seem to be toned down and sugar-coated, the many sequences featuring Jones' beggar friends seem to lack a certain edge, and the character of Irene Corning remains way too pale to really pack a punch. That's all not to say that Make a Million is necessarily a bad film as such, it's just not all it could ahve been.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Make a Million
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Make a Million here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Make a Million at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!

 

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD