‘American Madness’ (1932) A bank president doesn’t let Depression woes stop him from lending money to customers in hopes that putting more greenbacks into circulation will help the economy. However, the bank’s conservative board of directors wants to oust him because of his lending policies. The update: The liberal lending practices of a visionary president of a small independent bank has irked his board of directors, who have been using government bailout funds for perks and parties. They are so afraid of giving up their luxurious lifestyle, they hire a hit man to murder him. Suggested casting: Harrison Ford
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