It's Only Money

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It's Only Money
Directed by Frank Tashlin
Produced by Paul Jones
Written by John Fenton Murray
Starring Jerry Lewis
Zachary Scott
Joan O'Brien
Mae Questel
Music by Walter Scharf
Edited by Arthur P. Schmidt
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • November 21, 1962 (1962-11-21)
Running time
84 minutes
Language English
Box office 1,073,011 admissions (France)[1]

It's Only Money is a comedy film directed by Frank Tashlin and starring Jerry Lewis. It was filmed from October 9 to December 17, 1961 and was released on November 21, 1962 by Paramount Pictures.

This was the final film of actor Zachary Scott.


Lester March (Jerry Lewis) is a 25-year-old orphan who is an electronics repairman. However, his real passion is detective novels, and he dreams of someday becoming a detective himself. His best friend, Pete Flint (Jesse White), is a detective, and they see a television program about a wealthy, single woman, Cecilia Albright (Mae Questel) who is looking for her long-lost nephew. The mention of a $100,000 reward gets their attention.

Flint allows March to join him in sneaking into the Albright mansion in hopes of solving the mystery and collecting the reward. During their break-in, Albright's lawyer (Zachary Scott) sees them and recognizes March as being the long-lost nephew, Charles Albright, Jr. The lawyer was responsible for Charles Albright, Sr.'s death, and his plan is to marry Cecilia and kill her to inherit the entire fortune. With the help of the butler (Jack Weston), they plan to kill March so he does not interfere with that plan.

The family nurse, Wanda Paxton (Joan O'Brien), discovers March's identity and falls in love with him. The lawyer's plans are foiled, March's identity is revealed, and Paxton and March are married.


Home media[edit]

The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 27, 2012.[2]


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