Rich Man, Poor Girl

Rich Man, Poor Girl is a 1938 American comedy film directed by Reinhold Schünzel and 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.

Rich Man, Poor Girl
Directed byReinhold Schünzel
Produced byEdward Chodorov
Written byEdith Ellis
Edgar Franklin
Screenplay byJoseph Fields
Jerome Chodorov
Based onWhite Collars (1925 play)
StarringRobert Young
Lew Ayres
Ruth Hussey
Music byWilliam Axt
CinematographyRay June
Edited byFrank E. Hull
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • August 12, 1938 (1938-08-12)
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$498,000[1]

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

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