Clancy in Wall Street

Clancy in Wall Street
Directed by Ted Wilde
Produced by Edward Small
Based on Story by Jack Wagner
Ralph Bell
Cinematography Harry Jackson
Edited by Phil Cahn
Edward Small Productions
Distributed by Aristocrat
Release dates
March 15, 1930
Country USA
Language English

Clancy in Wall Street is a 1930 American Pre-Code comedy film.[1] it stars Charles Murray, who had made a number of films for Edward Small.

It was also known as Clancy Caught Short and was described as the first comedy about the stock market crash.[2]


Plumber Michael Clancy, fixing up some pipe on the stock exchange, accidentally buys some stock and makes a quick $200 on a 20 percent margin. He wants to continue but his partner, Andy MacIntosh, refuses to get involved. Clancy makes a fortune, leaves his business, and crashes high society, ignoring his old friend, and urging his daughter, Katie, to reject MacIntosh's son in favor of Freddie Saunders. Then the stock market crashes.[3]



  1. Clancy in Wall Street,; accessed July 23, 2015.
  2. RICHARD DIX FILM NEXT AT ORPHEUM: "Seven Keys to Baldpate" Marks Debut of Star in New Medium Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 11 Feb 1930: 7.
  3. RUSS MODERN SCORES HIT: Serge Prokofieff Achieves Ovation for Concerto Composer-Pianist Plays Own Work With Orchestra Solo Features Dominant on Philharmonic Program Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 15 Feb 1930: A7.

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