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Whom the Gods Destroy (1934)

Approved | | Drama | 12 July 1934 (USA)
Broadway's most successful producer, John Forrester, is deeply in love with his wife Margaret and dreams of the future when his son Jack will step into his shoes. He sails to England to ... See full summary »

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John Forrester aka Eric Jann aka Peter Korotoff
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Jack Forrester
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Macon Jones ...
Jack Forrester - Age 14
Scotty Beckett ...
Jack Forrester, Age 4 (as Scott Beckett)
Rollo Lloyd ...
Henry Braverman
Maidel Turner ...
Henrietta Crosland
Henry Kolker ...
Carlo - the Puppeteer
George Humbert ...
Niccoli
Hugh Huntley ...
Jamison - Ship's Officer
Hobart Bosworth ...
Alec Klein
Gilbert Emery ...
Professor Weaver
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Peter Korotoff
Yale Puppeteers ...
Puppeteers (as The Yale Puppeteers)
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Broadway's most successful producer, John Forrester, is deeply in love with his wife Margaret and dreams of the future when his son Jack will step into his shoes. He sails to England to produce a show but the ship strikes a derelict wreckage and is sinking rapidly. In the ensuing wild panic, Forrester saves many lives, until finally, panic stricken by sudden fear, he dons a woman's clothes and is among the rescued. On the coast of Newfouldland, the villagers, not aware of his true identity, curse him but he is befriended by Alec who helps him conceal his identity. With a planned story of his survival, he returns to New York but cannot face his family or friends after he sees the plaque to his heroism on his New York theatre. Deciding to remain thought of as dead, he becomes a derelict himself, surviving on odd jobs as he watches from afar his now-grown son begin his career as a producer. The son meets with failure and Forrester, claiming to be an old friend of his father, goes to him ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A forgotten masterpiece
6 July 2000 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I've just recently had the pleasure of seeing this film, which is virtually unknown, and it's one of the finest films I've seen this year. Veteran character actor Walter connolly, a familiar face but not a well known name, gives a tour-de-force understated performance in this tasteful soaper....The film includes several of the most beautiful image montages ever assembled...a lost classic worthy of renewed interest!


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