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Montgomery Royle (as Mr. George Arliss)
Violet Heming ...
Mildred Miller
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Grace Blair
André Luguet ...
The King (as Andre Luguet)
Louise Closser Hale ...
Florence Royle
Donald Cook ...
Harold Van Adam
Ivan F. Simpson ...
Battle (as Ivan Simpson)
Oscar Apfel ...
Appleby - the Lip Reader
Charles E. Evans ...
The Doctor (as Charles Evans)
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Mrs. Alice Chittendon
William Janney ...
First Boy
Fred Howard ...
Man (scenes deleted)
Murray Kinnell ...
King's Aide
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'A Modern Drama From Real Life'

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Drama | Romance

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19 February 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Covek koji se dopao Bogu  »

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 21, 1938 with George Arliss reprising his film role. See more »

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Featured in Hollywood: The Great Stars (1963) See more »

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Fantaisie-Impromptu in C Sharp Minor, Op.66
(1834) (uncredited)
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Played on piano by George Arliss (dubbed by Salvatore Santaella) at the concert
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Great story...Pivotal Bette Davis movie
8 November 2001 | by (Midnight Movie Land) – See all my reviews

In 1932 many actors were still rather new to sound pictures and the great majority of them were theatre trained and while some would stay on in Hollywood, many would return to the stage to stay. Bette Davis was a young actress in the midst of making that decision to aty in Hollywood or return to New York and the stage. She had made several low buget pictures, but things just were not clicking for her. The success of this movie and the attention she received convinced her to stay on and make movies and we are all thankful for that. George Arliss was a grand old man of the stage and his artistry is well portrayed here. His makeup is a little heavy, making him look a little like the Phantom of The Opera with lipstick and darkened nostrils, but soon you get beyond that. The acting is almost strictly stage-style here, this MUST have been a play before it was filmed. The blocking and angles of the actors and the way they seem to talk "at" each other rather than to each other shows the stage acting. Great story, nice escapism... who wouldnt like to help others? We can do that through George Arliss in this movie.


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