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The Idle Rich (1929)

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80 min | Comedy

Millionaire William van Luyn falls in love with his secretary Joan Thayer and marries her. Her family, part of "the great middle class" (as blowhard nephew Henry keeps reminding us), is happy for Joan, but reluctant to take charity from ...See moreMillionaire William van Luyn falls in love with his secretary Joan Thayer and marries her. Her family, part of "the great middle class" (as blowhard nephew Henry keeps reminding us), is happy for Joan, but reluctant to take charity from Will. He moves in with them, and they keep resisting, until one day he takes drastic action. Written by Jon Reeves See less
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Writers
Edith Ellis (play "White Collars") | Edgar Franklin (adapted from the story: "Regular People" by) | Clara Beranger (talking picture play by)
Cinematographer
Leonard Smith (photographed by)
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Updated Jun 15, 1929

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Jun 15, 1929 (United States)

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8 cast members
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Conrad Nagel
William van Luyn William van Luyn   See fewer
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Bessie Love
Helen Thayer Helen Thayer   See fewer
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Leila Hyams
Joan Thayer Joan Thayer   See fewer
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Robert Ober
Henry Thayer Henry Thayer   See fewer
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James Neill
Mr. Thayer Mr. Thayer   See fewer
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Edythe Chapman
Mrs. Thayer Mrs. Thayer   See fewer
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Paul Kruger
Tom Gibney Tom Gibney   See fewer
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Kenneth Gibson
Frank Thayer Frank Thayer   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 76 votes