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Beggars in Ermine -- John Dawson loses control of his factory when he is crippled in an accident caused by a rival. Destitute, he travels the country organizing the homeless to help him regain control of his steel mill.


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Esther Lynd Day (novel)
Tristram Tupper (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 February 1934 (USA) See more »
Another Sensational Success from the Screen's Master Character Actor! (original lobby card) See more »
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Lionel Atwill ... John 'Flint' Dawson aka John Daniels

Betty Furness ... Joyce Dawson
Henry B. Walthall ... Marchant the Blind Man (as Henry B. Walthal)
Jameson Thomas ... James 'Jim' Marley (as Jamieson Thomas)
James Bush ... Lee Marley, Jim's Son
Astrid Allwyn ... Mrs. Vivian Dawson (as Astrid Allyn)

George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Joe Wilson (as George Hayes)
Stephen Gross ... Scott Taggart, Joyce's Lawyer
Sam Godfrey ... Enright, Marley's Lawyer
Myrtle Stedman ... Nurse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sidney De Gray ... Davis (uncredited)
Gordon De Main ... Police Captain (uncredited)
Henry Hall ... Secretary (uncredited)
Alfred Hewston ... Steel Worker (uncredited)
Lew Hicks ... Plainclothesman (uncredited)
Lloyd Ingraham ... Steel Worker (uncredited)
Gail Kaye ... Joyce as a Child (uncredited)
Tom London ... Steel Worker (uncredited)
Clinton Lyle ... Mike the Mute, Daniel's Assistant (uncredited)
Charles McAvoy ... Steel Worker (uncredited)
William McCall ... Steel Worker (uncredited)
Robert Milasch ... Steel Worker (uncredited)
Arthur Millett ... Steel Worker (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Joe Swanson, Night Crane Operator (uncredited)
William Worthington ... Board Member (uncredited)
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Directed by
Phil Rosen 
Writing credits
Esther Lynd Day (novel "Beggars in Ermine")

Tristram Tupper (screenplay and dialogue)

Produced by
William T. Lackey .... producer (as Wm. T. Lackey)
Cinematography by
Gilbert Warrenton (photography)
Film Editing by
Jack Ogilvie 
Sound Department
John Stransky Jr. .... sound recordist
Music Department
Edward Ward .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Trem Carr .... vice president in charge of production
E.R. Hickson .... technical director
Crew believed to be complete

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72 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Balsley & Phillips Recording System)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review)


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Funny movie with a dramatic plot, 2 June 2003
Author: jesuvhe from London

Unbelievable plot, Beggars that invest in hedge funds. But I enjoy the simplicity of the stock market, the characters are also simple but you don't care too much about that, because you're inside a story thats goes around different dramatics situations to finalize with a happy ending. Only for lovers of the 30's the golden age of hollywood.

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