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Prosperity (1932)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama  -  18 November 1932 (USA)
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In 1925, John becomes President of the prosperous Warren Bank when Maggie retires. Six years later, John, Helen and the two children are happy in their home, but the two mother-in-laws are ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Maggie Warren
Polly Moran ...
Lizzie Praskins
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Helen Praskins Warren
Norman Foster ...
John Warren
John Miljan ...
Holland
Jackie Lyn Dufton ...
Cissy Warren (as Jacquie Lyn)
Jerry Tucker ...
Buster Warren
Charles Giblyn ...
Mayor
Frank Darien ...
Erza Higgins
Henry Armetta ...
Henry, a Barber
John Roche ...
Knapp, Holland's Cohort
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In 1925, John becomes President of the prosperous Warren Bank when Maggie retires. Six years later, John, Helen and the two children are happy in their home, but the two mother-in-laws are still bickering. When Lizzy inadvertently starts a run on the bank, it closes when Maggie learns that John has done what she had told him never to do - used the bank bonds for a get rich quick scheme. To gain some money for the depositors, Maggie and John sell everything that they have and move in with Lizzy, who hounds them every day. Their only hope for a normal life is to get the bonds back from the crooks that have them. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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18 November 1932 (USA)  »

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Prosperidade  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Buster Warren: Can I have my hair cut, too?
Lizzie Praskins: No, you can *not*. It would break my heart to see that lovely hair cut.
John Warren: Well, he's getting pretty big for curls.
Maggie Warren: If I had my way, I'd have the clippers on him.
Buster Warren: Would you grandma?
Lizzie Praskins: Well, you haven't got your say-so.
John Warren: You're telling us.
Helen Praskins Warren: Anyway, we don't have to settle it now.
Maggie Warren: No, any time before he goes to college.
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Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner (1850)
Played by pianist and violinist at the wedding
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The last of the three Dressler/Moran co-starring comedies
2 May 2005 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

This is as much serious drama - of the Frank Capra variety - as comedy. Dressler gives another fine performance as a retired bank president during the depression. There's swindlers aplenty and an amazingly inept son, who manages to make all the wrong decisions with his mother's nest egg bonds, originally intended to be security for the bank's clients should any run occur. The plot devices to create pathos and dramatic tension don't always hold up, but like the trouper she was Dressler invests every moment in realistic, naturalistic acting. She was a real professional, who imbued every vehicle with inherent belief in her subject matter and subsequently, always carried that vehicle with aplomb.

See this one for great fun and some good drama.


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