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Red Lights Ahead (1936)





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A family loses its collective head going from rags to riches in this low-budget comedy from also-ran studio Chesterfield. Former slapstick comedian Andy Clyde starred as Grandpa Tom Hopkins who, after selling his junk business, moves in with daughter Molly (Lucille Gleason), her husband Ed (Roger Imhof), and their children Mary (Ann Doran), Edna (Paula Stone), George (Ben Alexander, and Willie (Frank Coghlan Jr.). Ed, who is a member of the town lodge "the Whales," is persuaded by Whitney (Sam Flint) the "Grand Harpoon," to buy $5,000 worth of shares in a promising gold mine, mortgaging the family home to do so. Soon the family is rich and everyone except Molly takes on airs. The walls come tumbling down, however, when Whitney is revealed to be a fraud. Happily, Grandpa Tom is able to bail out the family and, having learned a valuable lesson, everyone goes back to their old, more frugal ways.

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Andy Clyde
as Grandpa Hopkins
Lucille Gleason
as Molly Wallace
Frank Coghlan Jr.
as Willie Wallace
Roger Imhof
as Pa Wallace
Paula Stone
as Edna Wallace
Frank Coughlan Jr.
as Willie Wallace
Ben Alexander
as George Wallace
Ann Doran
as Mary Wallace
Matty Kemp
as Jerry Carruthers
Sam Flint
as Franklin Q. Whitney
Addison Randall
as Nordingham
Jack Randall
as Nordingham
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