When Bert Adams brings his boss, Mr. Mason, home for dinner, he and his wife Carrie hope Mason will take the opportunity to announce that Bert will be promoted to fill a new vacancy in the ...
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A young college student gets pregnant by the man she loves, but circumstances prevent their marrying, so she marries a classmate she doesn't love. Soon, however, her lover returns, and she finds herself in a dilemma as to who to choose.
When Bert Adams brings his boss, Mr. Mason, home for dinner, he and his wife Carrie hope Mason will take the opportunity to announce that Bert will be promoted to fill a new vacancy in the company's shipping department. But Mr. Mason has other plans for that vacancy, and for Bert. Written by
Short in which Bert (Lynne Overman) brings his boss (Berton Churchill) home to dinner. It seems there's a big promotion that's going to happen in the company and Bert hopes he gets it. His wife (Sylvia Sidney) wants it too.
Interesting short showing how bad it really was during the Depression. It's made quite clear that the couple barely has enough to eat (Sidney says she had to go from door to door begging for food) so you're rooting for them. Sidney was unknown when this was made but she's great. Churchill is good as the boss. Overman was a little TOO whiny for me.
No great shakes and more historically important than a good drama but worth seeing if it's on. TCM shows this between movies occasionally.
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