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The World Changes (1933)

Approved | | Drama | 25 November 1933 (USA)
An ambitious farmer becomes a pioneer in the meat packing business, finding financial success but private disappointment over the course of many decades.

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Anna Nordholm
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Virginia 'Ginny' Clafflin Nordholm
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Richard Nordholm
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Selma Peterson II / Her Grandaughter Selma II
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James Clafflin
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Natalie Clinton Nordholm
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Paul Nordholm
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John Nordholm
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Ogden Jarrett
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Orin Nordholm Sr.
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Mrs. Peterson
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Mr. Patten
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Orin Nordholm III
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An ambitious farmer becomes a pioneer in the meat packing business, finding financial success but private disappointment over the course of many decades.

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HUMAN! TOUCHING! DYNAMIC!

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25 November 1933 (USA)  »

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A Humanidade Marcha  »

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Once the story reaches the year 1929, all the women wear 1933 fashions, an unfortunate anachronism, since styles had changed dramatically in those four years, and everything we see them wearing in what is supposed to be 1929 is completely out of tune with the actual styles of that period. See more »

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Orin Nordholm Jr.: Ice boxes on wheels!... Ice boxes on wheels!... Ice boxes on wheels!
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Title card: Dakota Territory 1856 See more »

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Oh, Susanna
(uncredited)
Music by Stephen Foster
Played during the opening scene
Also played on piano in the saloon
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Sweeping saga
6 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

I didn't think there was a vintage Warner Bros. or First National movie I hadn't heard of -- but then "The World Changes" turned up on Turner. Had to be a clunker, right? Wrong. It's a saga that surges through some fifty years of American history, following a farm boy to the stockyards of Chicago and prosperity thanks to the invention of refrigerated cattle cars. His challenges? A wife who is going mad, a pair of wastrel sons and ultimately the 1929 Wall Street crash. Paul Muni in the starring role is superb, subtly changing from eager innocent to troubled tycoon. It's Muni's show but he's ably supported by Mary Astor, Guy Kibbee and even a moppet Mickey Rooney in a small role. There's a touch of "Citizen Kane" about "The World Changes." It's a terrific "lost" movie, well worth your time.


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