A German immigrant to a small American town is a barber with four children. He has saved enough money to invest in a savings-and-loan company with a friend. Unfortunately, one of his sons ...
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Frederick De Cordova
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William A. Seiter
A German immigrant to a small American town is a barber with four children. He has saved enough money to invest in a savings-and-loan company with a friend. Unfortunately, one of his sons has been stricken with tuberculosis, and the investment money goes to pay for the son's treatment in Arizona. 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
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This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Los Angeles Saturday 25 May 1957 on KCOP (Channel 13); since most of the vintage MGM film library was, at that time, in the hands of KTTV (Channel 11), this title was apparently one of their rejects. Aged and obscure, sponsor interest was borderline non-existent, and it was only rarely dusted off in the less predominant markets. It first aired in Norfolk VA 10 June 1958 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Windsor ON (serving Detroit) 22 November 1958 on CKLW (Channel 9), in Akron 16 September 1959 on WAKR (Channel 49), in Tucson 8 December 1959 on KVOA (Channel 4), in Phoenix 4 May 1961 on KPHO (Channel 5), and in Cleveland 19 December 1962 on KYW (Channel 3). Today it's lodged in the Turner Classic Movies film library and occasionally taken out for an airing on cable TV on Turner Classic Movies. See more »
In the kitchen we see Alma decorating a cake with "Welcome Home Doctor". But later, when she goes to put the cake in the cupboard, the decoration is missing. See more »
Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht
("Silent Night, Holy Night") (1818) (uncredited)
Music by Franz Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
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I want to echo the comments by the May 21 commenter: the performance by Mann is a good reason to see this film. The ending is too pat, and the performances by the children not very good (including Robert Montgomery's, imho) but Mann makes the whole thing worthwhile. He was already in his '60s when this film was made and he died the next year. So I can see why he has no subsequent career, but I'd like to know more about his earlier life.
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