She Wanted a Millionaire
Directed byJohn G. Blystone
Written bySonya Levien
William Anthony McGuire
Produced bySol M. Wurtzel
John W. Considine Jr.
StarringJoan Bennett
Spencer Tracy
Una Merkel
CinematographyJohn F. Seitz
Edited byRalph Dixon
Louis Loeffler
Music byGeorge Lipschultz
Distributed byFox Film
Release date
February 21, 1932
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited States

She Wanted a Millionaire is a 1932 American pre-Code film starring Joan Bennett and Spencer Tracy.[1] The film, produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation, was directed by John G. Blystone and also features Una Merkel.[2] It is the only film that Bennett and Tracy made together in which she was billed over Tracy. They also played the top-billed romantic leads in Me and My Gal (1932), Father of the Bride (1950), and Father's Little Dividend (1951).

Plot summary

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During filming, Bennett suffered an accident when she fell from a horse. Her recovery lasted several months, delaying the film's completion.[3]

Critical Response

"Director John Blystone, the technical departments and a competent cast," said Clara Sawdon, reviewer for International Photographer, "contribute everything possible to make this picture meritorious entertainment, but even such heroic efforts cannot make a story plausible or convincing when it is lacking in such essentials."[4]


  1. ^ Solomon, p. 332
  2. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:She Wanted a Millionaire details,; accessed September 16, 2015.
  3. ^ Blaisdell, George. "Looking In on Just a Few New Ones." The International Photographer Vol. 4 No. 2 p34. March, 1932. Accessed 7 May 2023.
  4. ^ Sawdon, Clara M. "When Seen Through Feminine Eyes." The International Photographer Vol. 4 No. 2 p34-35. March, 1932. Accessed 7 May 2023.