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MILLIONAIRES IN PRISON

Five millionaires arrive at the State Penetentiary: Dr. Bill Collins for drunk driving manslaughter, James Brent & Sidney Keats for stock fraud, and Bruce Vander & Harold Kellogg, two naive businessmen involved in one of Brent's and Keats' schemes. The five share a dormitory cell with three other convicts, among them the Professor (Shemp Howard) and Happy (Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards). Nick Burton (Lee Tracy), an apparently good-hearted man serving time for armed robbery, has a gift for gab and getting things done, which has earned the respect of the prison population. Dr. Collins is assigned as a medic in the prison hospital, and at Burton's urging, decides to continue his previous research in finding a vaccine for Malta fever. But Burton also takes on the role of confidence man, assisting Conway & Keats in a scheme to unload fake copper mine stock on fellow inmates. Do Burton's sympathies truly lie in helping his fellow convicts, or earning a fast buck?

Shemp Howard and Cliff Edwards round out the main cast, but most of the film's humor revolves around the fish-out-of-water attempts by Vander & Kellogg to fit into prison life. They simply cannot understand why filet mignon isn't on the mess hall menu.



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Featuring
Shemp Howard (Solo)
Release Date
July 26, 1940
Studio
RKO
Production Type
Feature Film
Duration
63 min.
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Shooting Days:   24 days   From: 1940-04-15   To: 1940-05-11

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Re: MILLIONAIRES IN PRISON
Posted 2008-05-11 12:08:11 by Dunrobin
I recorded this one a while back when it appeared on TCM. Not a bad film, as such, but it wasn't as funny as I had hoped considered that it had Shemp along with a couple of Three Stooges regulars. Cy Schindell (everyone's favorite henchman) is in it, along with Dell Henderson (the long suffering Dr. Graves in Men in Black.)
I give it 2 and 1/2 pokes.

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