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Sweepings (1933)

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Daniel Pardway, starting with almost nothing after the great Chicago fire, builds the biggest department store in town. He wants to pass on the business to his three sons and daughter, but ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Freddie Pardway
William Gargan ...
Gene Pardway
Alan Dinehart ...
Thane Pardway (as Allan Dinehart)
Gregory Ratoff ...
Abe Ullman
Helen Mack ...
Mamie Donahue
Lucien Littlefield ...
George Meeker ...
Bert Pardway
Ninetta Sunderland ...
Abigail Pardway
Esther Muir ...


Daniel Pardway, starting with almost nothing after the great Chicago fire, builds the biggest department store in town. He wants to pass on the business to his three sons and daughter, but has to deal with their lack of interest or aptitude. Written by Robert Tonsing <>

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William Gargan, who plays the oldest brother Gene here, would play Uncle Thane Pardway in the 1939 remake titled "Three Sons." See more »


Daniel Pardway: I rattle around in that old house like a pea in a shoe box.
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Version of Three Sons (1939) See more »


Good King Wenceslas
Traditional Christmas carol
Modern lyrics by J.M. Neale (1853)
Sung and played as background music at Christmas
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Interesting early talkie
10 May 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Quite good film about a shop-owner who lives to see his little business flourish into a major department store; unfortunately, his angry, ungrateful children want no part of the business once dad passes over. Melodrama loses focus in the last half, but until then is excellently acted, surprisingly interesting. Best scene: the mental breakdown of the harried store clerk. **1/2 from ****

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