Remedy for Riches (1940) - Rotten Tomatoes

Remedy for Riches (1940)





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Remedy for Riches was the fourth in RKO Radio's six-entry "Dr. Christian" series. Jean Hersholt returns as Dr. Christian, the wise and beneficent general practitioner of the town of River's End. The plot is thickened on this occasion by an oil-well scam, perpetrated by city slickers Stewart (Warren Hull) and Vandeveer (Jed Prouty). When the doctor's geologist friend Davis (Dick Baldwin) looks into the duo's get-rich-quick scheme, they contrive to have Davis thrown in jail. Before Christian is able to take matters into his own hands, he is sidetracked by a comic subplot involving a baking contest, presided over by real-life newspaper nutritionist Prudence Penny (as herself). Remedy for Riches is distinguished by more happy endings than a volume of Grimm Fairy Tales.


Jean Hersholt
as Dr. Paul Christian
Dorothy Lovett
as Judy Price
Dorothy Lovell
as Judy Price
Edgar Kennedy
as George Browning
Jed Prouty
as D.B. `Emerson' Vanderveer
Robert Baldwin
as Roy Davis
Warren Hull
as Tom Stewart
Maude Eburne
as Mrs. Hastings
Margaret McWade
as Gertrude Purdy
Hallene Hill
as Abby Purdy
Renie Riano
as Mrs. Gattle
Barry Macollum
as Harvey Manning
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An 'B' or 'C' movie whose low aspirations revolve around the studio's pandering to people from small towns. "Isn't small town life great?" "People are so genuine there!" "Life was better there!" Yada, yada, yada. Expect "hokey" delivered in large, frozen lumps. What happens is that some big city sharpsters arrive in town and try to suggest that some old, worthless land outside of town is actually an oil strike waiting to happen, and the townsfolk lose it lusting over champange wishes and cavier dreams. Will they stop their liquid gold anxiety and ever listen to the down-to-earth doctor's advice?

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