|Directed by||Raoul Walsh|
|Written by||Bert Hanlon |
|Produced by||Walter Wanger|
|Starring||Henry Fonda |
|Edited by||Robert L. Simpson|
|Music by||Gerard Carbonara (uncredited)|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|July 22, 1936|
Spendthrift is a 1936 American romantic comedy film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Henry Fonda, Pat Paterson, Mary Brian and George Barbier. It was produced by Walter Wanger for release by Paramount Pictures.
The once fabulously wealthy Townsend Middleton has to sell his polo horses in order to enter his filly Black Mamba in the Kentucky Derby. He loses everything he has left, but then marries gold-digging Sally Barnaby who mistakenly believes he is still a millionaire. Valerie, Middleton's loyal trainer manages to hide Black Mamba so it isn't repossessed by his creditors. Despite being broke, Middleton finds it impossible to resists his new wife's extravagant demands. Ultimately Middleton realizes he is better suited to Valerie and, with the help of a very wealthy uncle, he restores his fortunes while Black Mamba wins a key race.
The film recorded a loss of $126,925.