Newly Rich (1931) AKA Forbidden Adventure


Two small town widows bring their children to Hollywood, where their children become competing film stars. The girl is sweet, the boy is a killjoy sissy. For publicity, the rival families go to London to meet a middle European boy King. The three kids decide they need to escape their stifling lives and run away to the docks and join a gang.

Director: Norman Taurog. AKA Forbidden Adventure
Stars: Mitzi Green, Edna May Oliver, Louise Fazenda, Jackie Searl, Bruce Line, Virginia Hammond, Lawrence Grant, Dell Henderson.


Many thanks to Bill for sending me a copy of this movie.

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  1. James558
    January 18, 2020

    Ah, was looking for this one a while back but forgot all about it! Thanks, Jon!

  2. Nick D.
    January 18, 2020

    Good movie

  3. January 23, 2020

    What a wonderful chance to watch two classic film comediennes, Edna May Oliver & Louise Fazenda, in the early years of talking cinema. For myself, the child stars wear out in the beginning, bit the film’s climax is lots of fun, Thanks Jon.

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