Ronald Reagan Appears as Peter "Pete" Rowan in "Million Dollar Baby"

Million Dollar Baby is a 1941 romantic comedy film directed by Curtis Bernhardt.

Released by Warner Bros., the film stars Priscilla Lane and Jeffrey Lynn.

Plot

The story centers around Pamela McCallister (Lane), an average girl who works in a department store and lives in a boardinghouse in New York. Into her life comes a generous benefactor who gives her a million dollars. Pam is excited at first, buying gifts for her boardinghouse friends, and her songwriter boyfriend, who lives across the hall from her. Much to her surprise, her friends and boyfriend seem to change overnight. They are not as overjoyed at her good fortune as she imagines they would be, and rather resent her. As the last straw, her boyfriend tells her she's an Elsie Dinsmore and breaks it off with her. Pam finally decides on a course of action that makes her happy, as well as those around her.

Cast

* Priscilla Lane ... Pamela "Pam" McAllister
* Jeffrey Lynn ... James "Jim/Jimmy" Amory
* Ronald Reagan ... Peter "Pete" Rowan
* May Robson ... Cornelia Wheelwright aka Miss White
* Lee Patrick ... Josie "Lou" La Rue
* Helen Westley ... Mrs. Galloway, Landlady
* George Barbier ... Mr. Marlin, Attorney
* Nan Wynn ... Flo Turner, Band Singer
* John Qualen ... Dr. Patterson, Chemist
* Walter Catlett ... Mr. Simpson, Lacey's Dept. Store Floorwalker
* Fay Helm ... Mrs. Grayson, Alvie's Mom
* Richard Carle ... George, Wheelwright's Butler
* John Ridgely ... Ollie Ward, Bandleader
* Maris Wrixon ... Diana Bennet
* James Burke ... Callahan, Store Detective
* Charles Halton ... John Parkinson, V.P. Continental American Bank
* John Sheffield ... Alvie Grayson
* Jack Mower ... Charlie, Sky Terrace Bartender
* Jean Ames ... Phyllis, Girl at Party (uncredited)
* Peter Ashley ... Hoagy Van Rennssaeler (uncredited)
* Irving Bacon ... Income Tax Man (uncredited)
* Mary Brodel ... (uncredited)
* George Campeau ... Reporter (uncredited)
* Glen Cavender ... Chauffeur (uncredited)
* David Clarke ... First Reporter (uncredited)
* Georgie Cooper ... Woman at Vegetable Tool Demonstration (uncredited)
* Pedro de Cordoba ... Verali, Orchestra Conductor (uncredited)
* Garrett Craig ... Reporter (uncredited)
* George Davis ... Swiss Taxi Driver (uncredited)
* Peggy Diggins ... (uncredited)
* Charles Drake ... Pamela's First Dance Partner (uncredited)
* Edgar Edwards ... Pamela's Crushing Dance Partner (uncredited)
* Paulette Evans ... Bit Part (uncredited)
* Franklyn Farnum ... Bit Role (uncredited)
* William Forrest ... Reporter (uncredited)
* Edward Gargan ... Customs Officer (uncredited)
* Inez Gay ... Bit Part (uncredited)
* Kenneth Harlan ... Reporter (uncredited)
* Arthur Hoyt ... Mr. Fish, Attorney (uncredited)
* George Humbert ... Tony Ferrari, Restaurant Owner (uncredited)
* Jack Kenny ... News Vendor (uncredited)
* Donald Kerr ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
* Charles Marsh ... Reporter (uncredited)
* Greta Meyer ... Anna, Wheelwright's Maid (uncredited)
* Will Morgan ... Orchestra Player (uncredited)
* David Oliver ... Reporter Smoking Cigarette (uncredited)
* Frank Otto ... Reporter (uncredited)
* Steve Pendleton ... Reporter (uncredited)
* Garland Smith ... Attendant (uncredited)
* Ted Thompson ... Reporter (uncredited)
* Dorothy Vaughan ... Miss Smith, Customs Officer (uncredited)
* Herb Vigran ... Reporter (uncredited)
* Nella Walker ... Mrs. Amory, Jim's Mother (uncredited)
* Billy Wayne ... Reporter (uncredited)
* Leo White ... Man at Vegetable Tool Demonstration (uncredited)
* Lottie Williams ... Boarder Getting Gift (uncredited)
* Douglas Wood ... Mr. Barlow, Attorney (uncredited)

Production notes

Crew

* Curtis Bernhardt ... Director
* Leonard Spigelgass ... Story ("Miss Wheelwright Discovers America")
* Casey Robinson, Richard Macaulay, and Jerry Wald ... Screenplay
* David Lewis .... Associate Producer
* Hal B. Wallis .... Executive Producer
* Charles Rosher ... Cinematographer
* Rudi Fehr ... Film Editor
* Robert Haas ... Art Director
* Orry-Kelly ... Costume Designer (gowns)
* Perc Westmore .... Makeup Artist
* Chuck Hansen .... assistant director (uncredited)
* Charles Lang .... sound
* Frederick Hollander ... Music Composer
* Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
* Howard Jackson .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
* Ronald Reagan .... musician: piano, "Die Walkirie" (uncredited)
* Hugh Cummings .... dialogue director