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Director:
Writers:
Charles Kenyon (screen play) &
Maude T. Howell (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
20 April 1933 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Successful wealthy shoe manufacturer John Reeves takes a vacation leaving his business in the hands of his nephew... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Learning from George Arliss See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

George Arliss ... Reeves

Bette Davis ... Jenny
Theodore Newton ... Tommy

Hardie Albright ... Benjamin
Gordon Westcott ... Pettison
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Hank Davidson
Charles E. Evans ... Mr. Haslitt (as Charles Evans)
Frederick Burton ... Judge Larson
Pat Wing ... Reeves's Secretary
Edward Van Sloan ... Mr. Briggs

Claire McDowell ... Benjamin's Secretary
Ruthelma Stevens ... Mrs. Price
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry C. Bradley ... Reeves Co. Board Member (uncredited)
James Bush ... Tommy's Bridge Opponent (uncredited)
Wallis Clark ... Mike - the Auditor (uncredited)
Clay Clement ... Atkinson - Hartland Co. Man (uncredited)
Edward Cooper ... Jackson - the Butler (uncredited)
James Donlan ... Hartland Co. Man (uncredited)

Douglass Dumbrille ... Lawyer Hammersmith (uncredited)
Helena Phillips Evans ... Anna the Cook (uncredited)
Harrison Greene ... Hartland Co. Man (uncredited)
Selmer Jackson ... Hartland Co. Man (uncredited)
Edward LeSaint ... Reeves Co. Board Member (uncredited)
Harold Minjir ... Tommy's Bridge Partner (uncredited)
William V. Mong ... Hartland Co. Auditor (uncredited)
Herbert Rawlinson ... Reeves Co. Board Member (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Waiter on Yacht (uncredited)
Gertrude Sutton ... Helen Ann - the Maid (uncredited)
Richard Tucker ... Reeves Co. Board Member (uncredited)

Directed by
John G. Adolfi 
 
Writing credits
Charles Kenyon (screen play) &
Maude T. Howell (screen play)

Edgar Franklin (based on a story by)

Produced by
Lucien Hubbard .... supervising producer (uncredited)
Jack L. Warner .... producer (uncredited)
Darryl F. Zanuck .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Sol Polito (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Owen Marks (edited by)
 
Art Direction by
Jack Okey 
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (gowns)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra
 
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Runtime:
78 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Continuity: Although the movie takes place in New York, the letterhead that Jenny types on clearly reads "Calif."See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as Everybody's Old Man (1936)See more »
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My Fraternity PinSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Learning from George Arliss, 6 August 2011
Author: wes-connors from Earth

New York shoe tycoon George Arliss (as John Reeves) clashes with nephew Hardie Albright (as Benjamin Burnett) over managing the family business. To show how the company will do without him, Mr. Arliss goes off on an extended vacation. While fishing, Arliss meets young swimmers Bette Davis and Theodore Newton (as Jenny and Tommy Hartland), inheritors of his deceased rival's shoe company. Arliss is immediately taken with Ms. Davis and Mr. Newton; he once courted their mother, also now deceased...

But the young duo party while manager Gordon Westcott (as Fred Pettison) runs their business into the ground...

Arliss decides to teach all the youngsters a lesson by assuming the identity of "John Walton" and taking over the rival shoe company. With a typically masterful performance, Arliss makes this lightweight story work beautifully. The younger players glow in his presence; this was acknowledged by Davis, who would eventually possess a similar magical screen presence. Arliss and director John G. Adolfi obviously work very well together, and with the cast. An Arliss picture had to be great experience for the actor.

******** The Working Man (4/20/33) John G. Adolfi ~ George Arliss, Bette Davis, Theodore Newton, Hardie Albright

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