Rich Man, Poor Girl

Rich Man, Poor Girl
Directed by Reinhold Schünzel
Produced by Edward Chodorov
Written by Edith Ellis
Edgar Franklin
Screenplay by Joseph Fields
Jerome Chodorov
Based on White Collars (1925 play)
Starring Robert Young
Lew Ayres
Ruth Hussey
Music by William Axt
Cinematography Ray June
Edited by Frank E. Hull
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • August 12, 1938 (1938-08-12)
Running time
72 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $240,000[1]
Box office $498,000[1]

Rich Man, Poor Girl is a 1938 Comedy directed by Reinhold Schünzel, starring Robert Young, Ruth Hussey and Lew Ayres.[2] The film is a remake of the 1929 film The Idle Rich.[3] This was Lana Turner's second appearance as an MGM star.

Plot summary

The wealthy young businessman Bill Harrison (Robert Young) moves in with secretary girlfriend Joan Thayer's (Ruth Hussey) eccentric family to convince her they can make their marriage work.


Box Office

According to MGM records the film earned $340,000 in the US and Canada and $158,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $240,000.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.

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