About the film
Red Lights Ahead
Release Date: November 28, 1936
|Slogan||:||«RIOTOUS! The intriguing story of the reckless Wallaces...plunging rashly down the dizzy course of their mad life...never heeding danger signals!»|
|Production Companies||:||Chesterfield Motion Pictures Corporation (I)|
|Director||:||Roland D. Reed|
|Writers||:||Robert Ellis, Helen Logan|
A family loses its collective head going from rags to riches in this low-budget comedy from also-ran studio Chesterfield. Former slapstick comedian Andy Clyde starred as Grandpa Tom Hopkins who, after selling his junk business, moves in with daughter Molly (Lucille Gleason), her husband Ed (Roger Imhof), and their children Mary (Ann Doran), Edna (Paula Stone), George (Ben Alexander, and Willie (Frank Coghlan Jr.). Ed, who is a member of the town lodge "the Whales," is persuaded by Whitney (Sam Flint) the "Grand Harpoon," to buy $5,000 worth of shares in a promising gold mine, mortgaging the family home to do so. Soon the family is rich and everyone except Molly takes on airs.