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The Sins of the Children (1930)

Passed | | Drama | 28 June 1930 (USA)
A German immigrant to a small American town is a widower with four children and a barber. He has saved enough money to invest in a partnership in a savings-and-loan company with a friend. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Louis Mann ...
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Nick Higginson
Elliott Nugent ...
Johnnie
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Alma
Clara Blandick ...
Martha Wagenkampf
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Laura
...
Ludwig (as Francis X. Bushman Jr.)
Robert McWade ...
Joe Higginson
Dell Henderson ...
Ted Baldwin
Henry Armetta ...
Tony
Jane Reid ...
Katherine
James Donlan ...
Bide Taylor
Jeane Wood ...
Muriel Stokes
Lee Kohlmar ...
Dr. Heinrich Schmidt
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A German immigrant to a small American town is a widower with four children and a barber. He has saved enough money to invest in a partnership in a savings-and-loan company with a friend. But a son has been stricken with tuberculosis, and the investment money goes to pay for the son's treatment in Arizona. The man continues to be a barber. Twenty years later, the wastrel son of the now-rich man who was to have been his partner, falls in love with the barber's daughter. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Drama

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28 June 1930 (USA)  »

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Devotion  »

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(copyright length) | (Turner library print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht
("Silent Night, Holy Night") (1818) (uncredited)
Music by Franz Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
Sung a cappella in German by the entire Wagenkampf family at the end
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10 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Perused "howdymax's" comments about how the ending was pat. I watched the last 35 minutes of the film (I hope to watch it in its entirety)and the times and the era this film was made, sensibilities and behaviors were quite different and taking that into account, I would have to totally disagree with "howdymax" and the opinion that was made. Don't know how old "howdymax" is or what era he/she was brought up in, including, the times, e.g., 40s, 50s, 70s? And what ethnic/nationality he/she is from. This is quite an older film, "howdymax" was probably not born and so his/her view and an upbringing years after this film was made must be taken into account.


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