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I'll Give a Million is a 1938 American drama film directed by Walter Lang.


Louie, a tramp (Peter Lorre) saved from suicide. A bet. And a million to be given to a tramp. So, a lot of tramps try to get the million, and under all of them there is the millionaire Tony Newlander (Warner Baxter), that wanted to give away the million. A woman is always involved. So Jean Hofmann (Marjorie Weaver) is finally asked to marry Newlander. And he puts it as a condition: if she marries him, he donates the Million to the poor of the city. During the ceremony, where rich and poor are sitting together, some of them are strangely scratching themselves.


  • Warner Baxter as Tony Newlander
  • Marjorie Weaver as Jean Hofmann
  • Peter Lorre as Louie 'The Dope' Monteau
  • Jean Hersholt as Victor
  • John Carradine as Kopelpeck
  • J. Edward Bromberg as Editor
  • Lynn Bari as Cecelia
  • Fritz Feld as Max Primerose
  • Sig Ruman as Anatole Primerose
  • Christian Rub as Commissionaire