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Quick Millions(1931)

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The working title of this film was Sky Line. Skyline was the title of another Fox film of 1931 (see below) and the working title of a third Fox film of 1931, Delicious. This was Rowland Brown's first film as a director. Previously he was a newspaper reporter and contract writer for Fox. According to Variety, Brown received a bonus of $1,000 for "continuity and cutting." This was George Raft's first film. According to a New York Times news item, Brown, "searching for a menace with sex appeal," saw Raft in the Brown Derby restaurant in Hollywood and put him in the film the next day. A New York Times article in November 1936 on the subject of the style of early sound films praises Quick Millions as contributing to a new cinematic style that cut down on dialogue: "The rapid rhythm of [Quick Million's] continuity was built up from short scenes; the dialogue was correspondingly laconic. Each scene quietly thrust home a point of character or plot-and stopped." The 1939 Twentieth Century-Fox film entitled Quick Millions bears no resemblance to this film.