We're Going to Be Rich

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We're Going to Be Rich
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Directed byMonty Banks
Produced bySamuel G. Engel
Written bySam Hellman
Rohama Siegel
James Edward Grant
StarringGracie Fields
Victor McLaglen
Brian Donlevy
Music byBretton Byrd
CinematographyMutz Greenbaum
Distributed byTwentieth Century Fox
Release date
3 July 1938
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

We're Going to Be Rich is a 1938 British historical musical comedy film directed by Monty Banks and starring Gracie Fields, Victor McLaglen and Brian Donlevy.


The film was the first made following Fields switch from Ealing Studios to 20th Century Fox. It was shot at Denham Studios.[1] It was made with a budget of $500,000.[2]


During the 1880s Kit Dobson, an English music hall singer performing in Australia, has scraped together enough money to buy a passage home to Britain with plans to settle down. However, unknown to her, her unreliable boyfriend has used most of the money to buy a gold mine in South Africa. They arrive in Gold Rush Johannesburg only to find that they have been swindled. The only option left for them is for Kit to seek a job singing in a saloon run by an American known as Yankee Gordon.




  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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