If I Were Rich

If I Were Rich is a 1936 British comedy film directed by Randall Faye and starring Jack Melford, Kay Walsh and Clifford Heatherley.

If I Were Rich
Directed byRandall Faye
Produced byRandall Faye
Written byHorace Annesley Vachell (play)
Brandon Fleming
StarringJack Melford
Kay Walsh
Clifford Heatherley
Minnie Rayner
CinematographyGeoffrey Faithfull
Randall Faye Productions
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
May 1936
Running time
59 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Plot summary

A Socialist barber inherits an Earldom.


  • Jack Melford as Albert Mott
  • Kay Walsh as Chrissie de la Mothe
  • Clifford Heatherley as General de la Mothe
  • Minnie Rayner as Mrs. Mott
  • Henry Carlisle as Puttick
  • Frederick Bradshaw as Jack de la Mothe
  • Ruth Haven as Nancy
  • Quentin McPhearson as Higginbotham


The film was made at Nettlefold Studios as a quota quickie for release by the Hollywood company. RKO Pictures.[1] It was based on the play Humpty-Dumpty by Horace Annesley Vachell.


  1. Chibnall p.289


  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.
  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927–1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
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