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It's Only Money is a 1962 American comedy film directed by Frank Tashlin and starring Jerry Lewis and was released by Paramount Pictures. It marked the final film of Zachary Scott.

It's Only Money
Directed byFrank Tashlin
Produced byPaul Jones
Written byJohn Fenton Murray
StarringJerry Lewis
Zachary Scott
Joan O'Brien
Mae Questel
Jesse White
Music byWalter Scharf
CinematographyW. Wallace Kelley
Edited byArthur P. Schmidt
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • November 21, 1962 (1962-11-21)
Running time
84 minutes
Box office1,073,011 admissions (France)[1]


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.



Filming was from October 9 to December 17, 1961.

Home mediaEdit

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


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