A man's life is retold just after his funeral. Beginning as a track walker, Tom Garner rose through all sorts of railroad jobs to head the company. In the meantime he lost touch with his ...
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A man's life is retold just after his funeral. Beginning as a track walker, Tom Garner rose through all sorts of railroad jobs to head the company. In the meantime he lost touch with his family. When he saw what was happening it was already too late. Written by
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Preston Sturges has written that he based the story on his second wife's grandfather, C.W. Post, founder of a company which later became General Foods. However, except for Post's humble beginnings and the fact he committed suicide, the story bore no resemblance to his life. See more »
As a boy, Tom cuts the back of his right hand badly. We are shown in a later scene that the scar is prominent as an old man. Yet on scenes showing him in between there is no scar. See more »
When I was a kid, we didn't have radios and moving pictures and automobiles and all things like kids have today. We had fun just the same. And the place we liked best was the swimming hole.
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A precursor to "Citizen Kane" in its analysis of the life of a just deceased tycoon, here reviewed by his faithful secretary in a series of interlocking flashbacks. In Spencer Tracy's 15th film he already looks middle-aged even in the scenes where he is meant to be young!
A little silent-screen type emoting is understandable given the vintage but this is a most enjoyable, well-written drama.
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