A Successful Calamity

A Successful Calamity (1932)

Henry Wilton is an elderly millionaire saddled with his selfish young second wife Emmy 'Sweetie' Wilton and a pair of spoiled grown children, Peggy and Eddie. To test his family's mettle, Henry pretends to have gone broke. Just as he suspected they would, his children rally to their father's side and change their ways: Peggy forsakes the fortune hunter George Struthers for the nice young man she's really in love with, the polo coach Larry Rivers, while Eddie applies for a demanding job and performs admirably. Only Sweetie seems to desert Henry.

  • Julien Josephson
  • Maude T. Howell
  • Austin Parker
  • John G. Adolfi
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  • Release Date: 1932-09-17
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 72

Leon Ames

Barney Davis

George Arliss

Henry Wilton

Allan Lane

Polo Player (uncredited)

Nola Luxford

Mary (uncredited)

Hale Hamilton

John Belde

Mary Astor

Emmy 'Sweetie' Wilton

Evalyn Knapp

Peggy Wilton

William Janney

Eddie Wilton

David Torrence


Hardie Albright

George Struthers

Randolph Scott

Larry Rivers

Fortunio Bonanova

Pietro Rafaelo

Oscar Apfel

President of the United States

Elspeth Dudgeon

Musicale Guest (uncredited)

Claire McDowell

Struthers' Secretary (uncredited)

Murray Kinnell

Alfred Curtis - The Broker

Harold Minjir

Watson - Eddie's Valet (as Harold Minjur)

Barbara Leonard

Pauline - The French Maid

Eula Guy

Jane - the Cook's Helper

Virginia Hammond

Mrs. Langstreet

Richard Tucker

Lawrence - Partington's Partner

Charles Coleman

Emmy's Musicale Butler

Jack Rutherford

Wilton's Chauffeur (as John Rutherford)

Bill Elliott

Polo Player (uncredited)

Lillian Lawrence

Musicale Guest (uncredited)

Kate Drain Lawson

Musicale Guest (uncredited)

Buddy Roosevelt

Polo Player With Drinks (uncredited)
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