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The Billion Dollar Hobo
Directed by Stuart E. McGowan
Produced by Lang Elliott
Eric Weston
Written by Stuart E. McGowan
Tim Conway
Roger Beatty
Starring Tim Conway
Will Geer
Music by Michael Leonard
Cinematography Irv Goodnoff
Editing by Avrum Fine
Distributed by International Picture Show Company
Release date(s) November 1977
Running time 96 min.
Country  United States
Language English

The Billion Dollar Hobo is a 1977 American comedy film starring Tim Conway and Will Geer (in his last role).


Conway is Vernon Praiseworthy, only heir to his uncle's fortune, who faced poverty and misfortune during the Great Depression but managed to build up his riches despite these hardships. To become eligible for the inheritance, Vernon must suffer as his uncle did by becoming a migrant hobo for a time. Soon after, Vernon and the dog sent to protect him are caught up in a dognapping scheme.


  • Tim Conway as Vernon Praiseworthy
  • Will Geer as Choo Choo Trayne
  • Eric Weston as Steve
  • Sydney Lassick as Mitchell
  • John Myhers as Leonard Cox
  • Frank Sivero as Ernie
  • Sharon Clark as Jen
  • Victoria Carroll as Barbara Henderson
  • Sheela Tessler as Rita
  • Mickey Morton as Kotch
  • Roger Barkley as Guard#2
  • Al Lohman as Guard#1 (as Al Loehman)
  • Kaye Elhardt as Miss Evans
  • London the Wonder Dog as Bo
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