Beg, Borrow or Steal (1937)

NR 12/03/1937 (US) ComedyRomance 1h 12m
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A Laugh-A-Minute romance!


We find con-man Ingraham Steward living by his wits by steering wealthy Paris visitors to sellers of fake paintings and other assorted dodges. He and his wife, Agatha, have been separated for 15 years, but he promises to give their daughter, Joyce, a lavish wedding at his "château" in France. The fact that he doesn't have a château in France is just a minor trifle. He induces the caretaker, Bill Cherau, of a large country estate to allow it to be used for the wedding. The wedding party arrives and Bill falls madly in love with Joyce and she with him, but a gal has gotta do what a gal has gotta do, and her intended marriage to stuffed-shirt Horace Miller stays on the books. But Steward has a change of heart and he tells one and all that he and his friends, Von Gersdorff, Lefevre, Iznamof, Clifton Summitt and Sasch, are all frauds and crooks. Horace and his family stalk out, which is just fine with Joyce as her true love, the caretaker, is waiting on the grounds.

  1. William C. White


  2. Wilhelm Thiele


  3. Marion Parsonnet


  4. Harry Ruskin


  5. Leonard Lee


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  1. Frank Morgan

    Frank Morgan

    Ingraham Steward

  2. Florence Rice

    Florence Rice

    Joyce Steward

  3. John Beal

    John Beal

    Count Bill Cherau

  4. Janet Beecher

    Janet Beecher

    Mrs. Agatha Steward

  5. Herman Bing

    Herman Bing

    Von Giersdorff, aka Count Herman

  6. Erik Rhodes

    Erik Rhodes


  7. George Givot

    George Givot


  8. E. E. Clive

    E. E. Clive

    Lord Nigel Braemer

  9. Tom Rutherford

    Tom Rutherford

    Horace Miller

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