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Love on a Budget is a 1938 American comedy film directed by Herbert I. Leeds and starring Jed Prouty, Shirley Deane and Spring Byington. It was part of Twentieth Century Fox's Jones Family series of films. The Jones' eldest daughter Bonnie and her husband Herbert Thompson have money troubles, which their uncle attempts to help out with.

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Chester Gore and Bernard Herzbrun.


The Jones family's daughter and her husband try to live on a tight budget while Uncle Charlie plans to increase their income.


  • Jed Prouty as John Jones
  • Shirley Deane as Bonnie Thompson
  • Spring Byington as Mrs. Louise Jones
  • Russell Gleason as Herbert Thompson
  • Kenneth Howell as Jack Jones
  • George Ernest as Roger Jones
  • June Carlson as Lucy Jones
  • Florence Roberts as Granny Ida Jones
  • Billy Mahan as Bobby Jones
  • Alan Dinehart as Charles M. Dixon / Uncle Charlie
  • Dixie Dunbar as Betty Fisher
  • Marvin Stephens as Tommy McGuire
  • Paul Harvey as Emory Fisher
  • Joyce Compton as Millie Brown
  • James Blaine as Townsman
  • Raymond Brown as Alf Bigsby
  • Heinie Conklin as Small Furniture Mover
  • Tom Dempsey as Townsman
  • Eddie Dunn as Expressman
  • Edward Gargan as Big Furniture Mover
  • Johnny Green as Boy
  • George Guhl as Jailer
  • Arthur Hoyt as Fred - Chief Councilman
  • Edward Keane as Bank Manager
  • Pat O'Malley as Townsman
  • John Sheehan as Fire Chief Nelson
  • Edwin Stanley as Committeeman Emmett