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Sweepings (1933)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  14 April 1933 (USA)
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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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Freddie Pardway
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Gene Pardway
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Phoebe
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Thane Pardway (as Allan Dinehart)
Gregory Ratoff ...
Abe Ullman
Helen Mack ...
Mamie Donahue
Lucien Littlefield ...
Grimson
George Meeker ...
Bert Pardway
Ninetta Sunderland ...
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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 has to deal with their lack of interest or aptitude. Written by Robert Tonsing <rtonsing@ti.com>

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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 »

Quotes

Freddie Pardway: Just a partin' word: early to bed, early to rise. You never meet no interestin' people.
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Version of Three Sons (1939) See more »

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Silent Night
(uncredited)
Words by Joseph Mohr
Music by Franz Gruber
Sung and played as background music at Christmas
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Classic Barrymore Film
3 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film starts out with Mrs. O'Leary milking a cow in a barn who kicks over the pail into a lantern and burns the City of Chicago. Daniel Pardway, (Lionel Barrymore) arrives in this city and has a dream of starting a department store like Marshall Field's. However, Daniel has to start from nothing and his first bed room is shared by chickens and his wife is a very prim and proper lady and starts to cry, which makes Daniel bound and determined to make a success of his goal for a super department store. After five years, the store grows and grows and in the mean time Daniel has three sons and one daughter and at a rather early age he losses his wife and has to carry on with plans that all his children will eventually take over his business. This entire story deals with Daniel Pardway and his children with all of their ups and downs in life. Lionel Barrymore gave an excellent performance that makes this a great film classic from 1933.


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