MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 24,811 this week

Sweepings (1933)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  14 April 1933 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 256 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 2 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 21 Feb 2011
 
a list of 2300 titles
created 03 Jan 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 15 Mar 2012
 
list image
a list of 210 titles
created 08 May 2012
 
a list of 5608 titles
created 08 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Sweepings" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sweepings (1933)

Sweepings (1933) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sweepings.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In the 1920s, enterprising Louise Randall is determined to succeed in a man's world. She enrolls at business college but her plans for a career change when she falls in love with handsome ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Rosalind Russell, Jack Carson, Robert Hutton
Jewel Robbery (1932)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A gentleman thief charms a Viennese baron's wife and also conducts a daring daylight robbery of a jewellers.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Helen Vinson
Bright Leaf (1950)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1894, Brant Royle shocks the aristocratic tobacco growers of Kingsmont by planning to mass-produce cigarettes.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Gary Cooper, Lauren Bacall, Patricia Neal
Certificate: Passed Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In hard times just after World War I, three ex-fighter pilots manage to land jobs as Hollywood stunt fliers working for dictatorial director Von Furst.

Director: George Archainbaud
Stars: Richard Dix, Mary Astor, Robert Armstrong
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Polly Parrish, a clerk at Merlin's Department Store, is mistakenly presumed to be the mother of a foundling. Outraged at Polly's unmotherly conduct, David Merlin becomes determined to keep ... See full summary »

Director: Garson Kanin
Stars: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn
Three Sons (1939)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Jack Hively
Stars: Edward Ellis, William Gargan, Kent Taylor
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Robert Florey
Stars: Bebe Daniels, Lyle Talbot, John Halliday
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Nurse Anne Lee blames herself for a fatal mistake of her sister Lucy, who also is a nurse. Anne loses her job, and gets a new one at a poorly equipped country hospital. There she falls in ... See full summary »

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Carole Lombard, Anne Shirley, Brian Aherne
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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 »

Director: John S. Robertson
Stars: Lionel Barrymore, May Robson, Dorothy Jordan
Goodbye Again (1933)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Flirtatious mix-ups abound when a celebrated novelist tangles with an old flame and her irate husband. Will his savvy secretary save his neck if she is secretly in love with him also?

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Warren William, Joan Blondell, Genevieve Tobin
Life Begins (1932)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

At a maternity hospital, future fathers pace the corridors while their wives wait for their babies either anxiously or happily. Efficient and compassionate nurse Miss Bowers keeps the ward ... See full summary »

Directors: James Flood, Elliott Nugent
Stars: Loretta Young, Eric Linden, Aline MacMahon
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Foster is fired when he is found drunk in a bar instead of covering the biggest fight of the year. After finding that no one in town will hire him, he goes back to the bar and meets a man ... See full summary »

Director: J. Walter Ruben
Stars: Richard Dix, Elizabeth Allan, Doris Kenyon
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 April 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Duas Gerações  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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.
See more »

Connections

Version of Three Sons (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Silent Night
(uncredited)
Words by Joseph Mohr
Music by Franz Gruber
Sung and played as background music at Christmas
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"It's funny the things you find in the sweepings."
30 April 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Lionel Barrymore plays a man who builds a successful department store business and hopes to pass it on to his children. But they have grown up to want nothing to do with running the family business. Actually, they've grown up to be spoiled jerks! Barrymore is excellent in the kind of sympathetic fatherly role he was born to play. He's not playing a total hero here, though. His character mistreats a longtime employee played by Gregory Ratoff. It's actually a fascinating part of the film, particularly the scene where Barrymore belittles and subtly threatens the man solely out of spite because he feels hurt by his children.

Alan Dinehart is good as Barrymore's brother. The sons are played by William Gargan, George Meeker, and Eric Linden. They're all fine. Gloria Stuart, on loan from Universal, is very pretty but does nothing to impress as the daughter. This is at least in part because she's the daughter and her importance is diminished because, given the era it was made, the idea of a girl running the business wasn't even considered. Her character seems too flighty to have interest in it, anyway, but because she's left out of this part of the plot she's really given little to do. Cutie Helen Mack has a smaller part that has more meat on it.

A good drama from RKO, similar to many other dramas like this from the early to mid '30s. Usually about kids wanting something different than their parents and basically being disrespectful and unappreciative. A theme that resonates across generations I'm sure.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Sweepings (1933) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?