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Way Back Home (1931)

Passed  |   |  Drama  |  13 November 1931 (USA)
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Seth Parker takes in Robbie Turner and protects him from his cruel father Rube. When the father disappears, Seth intends to raise Robbie as his own son. The vindictive father attacks Mary ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Phillips Lord ...
Seth Parker (as Phillips H. Lord)
Effie Palmer ...
Mother Parker (as Effie L. Palmer)
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David Clark
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Mary Lucy
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Robbie
Dorothy Peterson ...
Rose Clark
Stanley Fields ...
Rufe Turner
Oscar Apfel ...
Wobbling Duffy
Sophia M. Lord ...
Lizzie
Bennett Kilpack ...
Cephus
Raymond Hunter ...
Captain Bang
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Storyline

Seth Parker takes in Robbie Turner and protects him from his cruel father Rube. When the father disappears, Seth intends to raise Robbie as his own son. The vindictive father attacks Mary Lucy, a neighbor's daughter who is also trying to help Robbie. Mary's boyfriend David rescues her and Rube runs off with his son. But not for long. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Drama

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13 November 1931 (USA)  »

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Other People's Business  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Phillips Lord and his character name "Seth Parker" appear above the title. They were familiar to 1931 audiences from the radio program on which the film is based. Some RKO executives, however, expressed concern that the radio program appealed only to older folks and that people 15 to 30 years old, do not listen to the program and would not go to see the movie. See more »

Quotes

Lizzie: Been wanting a good excuse to give a party ever since the Jersey cow started giving such good whipping cream!
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Soundtracks

When I Saw Sweet Nellie Home
(1859) (uncredited)
(Also called "Seeing Nellie Home")
Composed and arranged by John Fletcher
Lyrics by Frances Kyle
Played on organ by Effie Palmer and sung by all at the taffy pull party
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dust off the dust and cobwebs!
27 May 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Wow, is this an old-fashioned film! And when I say "old-fashioned", I mean creaky and dull. I can only take so much of this homespun humor and atmosphere until I am about ready to scream! Not only does the story seem exceptionally dated, even for 1932, but the film is supposedly set in Maine and hardly anyone in the film speaks with the appropriate accent. In fact, much of the film looks more like it was filmed in the Ozarks! The story has to do with acceptance--of an adult bastard and of a young boy who is the son of a drunk. Neither story is especially memorable, but at least the story involving the drunk gets a little diverting when the old sot returns to town and demands custody of his kid. The other story involves this man and his love interest, a very young Bette Davis--who gets very little to say and do that would make you think she had a sparkling career ahead.

An interesting historical curio, but dull and dusty.


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