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Symphony of Six Million (1932)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  29 April 1932 (USA)
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A brilliant young doctor grows away from his family and his community when his older brother convinces him to make his fortune as a Park Avenue doctor. He spends his time prescribing ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Jessica
Anna Appel ...
Hannah Klauber
Gregory Ratoff ...
Meyer Klauber
Noel Madison ...
Magnus Klauber
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Birdie Klauber
John St. Polis ...
Dr. Schifflen
Julie Haydon ...
Miss Grey - Felix's Nurse-Receptionist
Helen Freeman ...
Miss Spencer - Felix's Nurse
Josephine Whittell ...
Mrs. Gifford
Oscar Apfel ...
Conferring Doctor
Eddie Phillips ...
Birdie's Husband
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A brilliant young doctor grows away from his family and his community when his older brother convinces him to make his fortune as a Park Avenue doctor. He spends his time prescribing placebos to people who are not sick leaving no time for his clinic and his passion of genuine healing. When tragedy strikes, he sees where his obligations lie, but will it be too late? Written by Sister Grimm <srgrimm@teleport.com>

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29 April 1932 (USA)  »

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Melody of Life  »

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$270,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.37 : 1
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Dr. Schifflen: My boy, there are two kinds of men in our profession. Some are gifted with the spark of genius; some of us are... just doctors.
[walks to the door and opens it, then turns back toward Felix]
Dr. Schifflen: Felix Klauber, you're more capable than I, but if you don't go through with this operation, I will.
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Good-doctor-goes-bad tale is enlivened by Jewish humor
3 October 2002 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

The story is nice, the theme pleasant (money isn't everything), but the outstanding element is the Jewish working-class background of a non-orthodox family. Not claustrophobic like the Jazz Singer and other self-pitying films, this film has an open and sunny attitude that makes it very accessible. Excellent, warm portrayals by Gregory Ratoff and Anna Appel as the stereotypical parents.


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