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The Amazing Adventure


Cary Grant plays Earnest Bliss a rich socialite who makes a bet with his doctor that he can make a living for one year using none of his current wealth.

The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss is a 1936 Cinema of the United Kingdom romantic comedy film directed by Alfred Zeisler and starring Cary Grant. It is a remake of the 1920 film The Amazing Quest of Mr. Ernest Bliss.
The film was re-issued in the United States in 1937 under the title The Amazing Adventure (also alternatively Romance and Riches), and was edited down from the original UK running time of 80 minutes, to 62 minutes. Most prints these days are the shorter one.

Plot synopsis

Ernest Bliss (Cary Grant) is a rich socialite suffering boredom. He makes a bet with a doctor, Sir James Aldroyd, that he can live a year without relying on any of his inherited wealth. He loses the bet for £50,000 when he has to draw money to wed poverty stricken Frances Clayton (Mary Brian), to save her from an unhappy marriage of convenience.


  • Cary Grant – Ernest Bliss
  • Mary Brian – Frances Clayton
  • Peter Gawthorne – Sir James Alroyd
  • Henry Kendall (actor) – Lord Honiton
  • Leon M. Lion – Dorrington
  • John Turnbull (actor) – Masters
  • Arthur Hardy (actor) – Crawley
  • Iris Ashley – Clare
  • Garry Marsh – The Buyer
  • Andreas Malandrinos – Guiseppi
  • Alfred Wellesley – Montague

Category:1936 films
Category:1930s romantic comedy films
Category:English-language films
Category:British films
Category:British romantic comedy films
Category:United Artists films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Sound film remakes of silent films
Category:Films based on works by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Category:Films directed by Alfred Zeisler

Alfred Zeisler, Robert Garrett, Otto Klement

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