Red Lights Ahead (1936)

imdb rating6.0
A family loses its collective head going from rags to riches in this low-budget comedy from also-ran studio Chesterfield. Former slapstick comedian Andy Clyde starred as Grandpa Tom Hopkins who, after selling his junk business, moves in with daughter Molly (Lucille Gleason), her husband Ed (Roger Imhof), and their children Mary (Ann Doran), Edna (Paula Stone), George (Ben Alexander, and Willie (Frank Coghlan Jr.). Ed, who is a member of the town lodge "the Whales," is persuaded by Whitney (Sam Flint) the "Grand Harpoon," to buy $5,000 worth of shares in a promising gold mine, mortgaging the family home to do so. Soon the family is rich and everyone except Molly takes on airs.

Director

Roland D. Reed

Cast

Andy Clyde - Grandpa Hopkins
Lucile Gleason - Molly 'Ma' Wallace
Roger Imhof - Pa Wallace
Ben Alexander - George Wallace
Ann Doran - Mary Wallace
Frank Coghlan Jr. - Willie Wallace
Paula Stone - Edna Wallace
Jack Randall - Nordingham
Sam Flint - Franklin Q. Whitney
Eleanor Stewart - Celeste - the Maid
Herbert Clifton - Perkins
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