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A book publisher finds his business floundering, which prompts his socially ambitious wife to desert him for a society millionaire, leaving him with their young son. The publisher's fortunes improve dramatically, however, when a best-selling romance novelist decides to publish her new book with his firm. In the meantime, his ex-wife has married the millionaire, and she and her new mother-in-law come up with a plan to sue her ex-husband for custody of the boy. Written by
Several cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names, if any): Bert Roach (Rotarian), Ginger Connolly (Jimmy), Ray Cooke (Bellhop) and Paul Stanton. The character of Jimmy is mentioned as working in Lenhart's office. The Hollywood Rerporter's production charts also listed Samuel S. Hinds and Mary Jo Mathews as cast members, but they also were not seen. See more »
In their bedroom, when Robert is explaining to his wife how his publishing business has declined, Eve's position on the bed changes from leaning back on her right arm to sitting upright between shots. See more »
Almost like "Kramer Versus Kramer" decades and decades earlier.
Robert Lenhart (Paul Lukas) is a publisher who is having hard times with his business. His 'loving wife' decides that she doesn't want to be shackled to a poor man and a child, so she leaves and marries a millionaire. Surprisingly, Lenhart's business turns around and he and the boy make a good life for themselves. However, the wife's new mother-in-law (May Robson) likes the boy and decides she MUST have the child--so the mother and step-father return and try to take custody of the boy. What happens next? See the film.
This film is an unusual tear-jerker because it's an awful lot like "Kramer Versus Kramer"--but almost 50 years earlier. While the final courtroom scene is a bit contrived, it is also heartfelt and satisfying. Overall, a nice old film that I enjoyed from start to finish. Better than I expected.
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