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Do you know any movies/novels/real-life stories with a "rags-to-riches" theme?

I know Cinderella Man is one of them but I don't know any other.

by Anonymousreply 803/25/2013

Mr. Deeds.

I know it's a shitty Sandler movie but John Turturro makes that movie for me.

by Anonymousreply 103/25/2013

"Whats Love got to do with it" Tina Turner story.

Also see post #47 in Tina Turners getting married thread.

by Anonymousreply 203/25/2013

Any one of dozens -- hundreds -- of multi-generational family sagas published during the 1960s and 70s. To start, you might look into Howard Fast or Belva Plain.

by Anonymousreply 303/25/2013

Tony Bennett sang "Rags To Riches." Big hit for Columbia in the fifties.

by Anonymousreply 403/25/2013

Coal Miner's Daughter


by Anonymousreply 503/25/2013

Charlie/Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

The Jerk

Pretty Woman

Trading Places

Ragged Dick, Tattered Tom (Horatio Alger stories)

by Anonymousreply 603/25/2013

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald Les Miserables, Victor Hugo The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoevsky Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens Little Dorrit, Charles Dickens Great Expectations, Charles Dickens Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen Mansfield Park, Jane Austen Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser An American Tragedy, Theodore Dreiser

by Anonymousreply 703/25/2013

"The Lonely Lady", with Pia Zadora.

by Anonymousreply 803/25/2013
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