Thunder In The City. Image shows from L to R: Manningdale (Ralph Richardson), Daniel Armstrong (Edward G. Robinson).

Thunder In The City

1937 British comedy film about an American salesman in England. Stars Edward G. Robinson, Luli Deste, Nigel Bruce, Constance Collier, Ralph Richardson and others.

Thunder In The City

An American marketing genius visits his near-penniless English relatives and sets about restoring their aristocratic fortune

Genre
Film
Released
1937
Starring
Edward G. Robinson, Luli Deste, Nigel Bruce, Constance Collier, Ralph Richardson, Arthur Wontner, Nancy Burne, Annie Esmond and others
Writers
Robert E. Sherwood, Aben Kandel and Akos Tolnay
Director
Marion Gering
Producer
Alexander Esway

When his corporate employers grow tired of his effective but exuberant tactics in the dour post-depression age, New York marketing man Daniel Armstrong is put on enforced holiday leave and decides to pay a visit to England.

Once there he gets in touch with some long-lost relatives, minor members of the aristocracy, and is invited to their country home. It is not long before he discovers that, despite appearances, this well-to-do English branch of his family are in fact almost penniless and relying on a loveless marriage arrangement. The union, it is hoped, will secure the investment required to utilise a mining concession they hold in Rhodesia, and revive the family's their fortunes.

Hoping to save his distant cousin - and perhaps, eventually, win her for himself - Armstrong concocts an ingenious plan to turn around the family's situation, and all within a month. Pulling out every trick he knows, the stage is set for the world to be introduced to the wonders of Magnelite.

Production Details

Release date
1937
Distributor

United Artists

Production company
Picture
Black and white
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Friday 8th November 2019 at 4:20am on TPTV

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