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One Man's Journey (1933)

Passed | | Drama | 8 September 1933 (USA)
Dr. Eli Watt, a widower, comes to a small town, considering himself a failure in his attempt to have a meaningful career in New York. He raises his son Jimmy as well as Letty, a baby whose ... See full summary »

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(as John Robertson)

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(screen play), (screen play) (as Sam Ornitz) | 1 more credit »
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Sarah
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Letty McGinnis
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Jimmy Watt
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Joan Stockton
David Landau ...
McGinnis
Buster Phelps ...
Jimmy Watt - Age 6
June Filmer ...
May Radford
James Bush ...
Bill Radford
Oscar Apfel ...
John Radford
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Dr. Babcock (as Sam Hinds)
Hale Hamilton ...
Dr. Tillinghast
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Doctor at Banquet
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Storyline

Dr. Eli Watt, a widower, comes to a small town, considering himself a failure in his attempt to have a meaningful career in New York. He raises his son Jimmy as well as Letty, a baby whose mother has died in childbirth and whose father blames Watt and abandons the child. Watt dreams of returning to do research studies, but something always gets in the way: an epidemic, his children's needs, or the needs of his generally ungrateful patients. Only with the passing years does he come to find that his future isn't over and his past isn't quite the failure he believed. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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8 September 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El viajero solitario  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In 2007, this film, along with five other RKO productions from the 1930s, was broadcast on TCM, the first public showing of the picture in more than seventy years. See more »

Goofs

As Dr. Watt leaves the McGinnis house, the shadows of the trees fall clearly on the "sky" cyclorama. See more »

Quotes

Letty McGinnis: This place is...
Sarah: Right where *I* got into trouble, with his father's nephew. It was also...
Letty McGinnis: Very late.
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Version of A Man to Remember (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Long, Long Ago
(1883) (uncredited)
Music by Thomas Haynes Bayley
Played on an organ by May Robson
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life of a country Doctor
11 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lionel Barrymore played a country Doctor who healed bodies as well as hearts. He helps Dorothy Jordan and James Bush and than later, Joe McCrea ( as his son) and Frances Dee. He played a character who was good hearted & hard working & was often only paid with potatoes as recompense. Sentimental, up-lifting, self-sacrifice & nobility all figure into the picture. It was remade in 1938 as A Man to Remember with Edward Ellis in the Barrymore role. The roles of Dee & Bush were dropped & in this case the son ( lee Bowman) falls in love with Anne Shirley--as the Jordan character. Acting was good all around. Jordan is pretty much forgotten today. She made several films in the early '30's and then married Merian C.Cooper. McCrea & Dee married shortly after making this picture. James Bush was in many films up to the early '50's, mostly in small, uncredited roles.


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