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Director:
Writers:
Viña Delmar (screen play)
Josephine Lawrence (based on a novel by)
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Release Date:
7 October 1937 (France) See more »
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Plot:
An elderly couple are forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their five children will take both parents in. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins See more »
NewsDesk:
(87 articles)
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User Reviews:
An honest-to-God tearjerker... See more (48 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Victor Moore ... Barkley Cooper

Beulah Bondi ... Lucy Cooper
Fay Bainter ... Anita Cooper

Thomas Mitchell ... George Cooper
Porter Hall ... Harvey Chase
Barbara Read ... Rhoda Cooper
Maurice Moscovitch ... Max Rubens
Elisabeth Risdon ... Cora Payne
Minna Gombell ... Nellie Chase
Ray Mayer ... Robert Cooper
Ralph Remley ... Bill Payne
Louise Beavers ... Mamie
Louis Jean Heydt ... Doctor
Gene Morgan ... Carlton Gorman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Granville Bates ... Mr. Hunter (uncredited)
William Begg ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ferike Boros ... Mrs. Sarah Rubens (uncredited)
Don Brodie ... Man at Employment Agency (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Movie Theatre Doorman (uncredited)
Fritzi Brunette ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Bobby Caldwell ... Boy (uncredited)
Avril Cameron ... Mrs. McKenzie (uncredited)

Ethel Clayton ... Customer (uncredited)
Helen Davis ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Sidney De Gray ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Helen Dickson ... Bridge Player (uncredited)

Ellen Drew ... Usherette (uncredited)
Byron Foulger ... Mr. Dale (uncredited)
Jesse Graves ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Dell Henderson ... Ed Weldon - Auto Salesman (uncredited)
Mitchell Ingraham ... Bridge Player (uncredited)
Alice Keating ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ralph Lewis ... Business Man (uncredited)
Dorothy Lloyd ... Bird Imitator (uncredited)
Nick Lukats ... Boy Friend (uncredited)
Leo McCarey ... Passerby / Man in Overcoat / Carpet Sweeper (uncredited)
Kitty McHugh ... Head Usherette (uncredited)
Don McKinney ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Lee Millar ... Animal and Bird Imitator (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell ... Letter Carrier (uncredited)
Louis Natheaux ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Richard Neill ... Minor Role (uncredited)
William Newell ... Ticket Seller (uncredited)
Joseph North ... Waiter (uncredited)
Dennis O'Keefe ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
John Preston ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Cyril Ring ... Guest in Vogard Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Francis Sayles ... Bartender (uncredited)
Louise Seidel ... Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
Phillips Smalley ... Business Man (uncredited)
Paul Stanton ... Mr. Horton - Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Bernard Suss ... Bridge Player (uncredited)

Rosemary Theby ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Lelah Tyler ... Bridge Player (uncredited)
Ruth Warren ... Secretary (uncredited)
Gloria Williams ... Bridge Player (uncredited)

Directed by
Leo McCarey 
 
Writing credits
Viña Delmar (screen play)

Josephine Lawrence (based on a novel by)

Helen Leary (play) and
Nolan Leary (play)

Leo Robin  poem: "Are You Afraid" (uncredited)

Produced by
Leo McCarey .... producer (uncredited)
Adolph Zukor .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
George Antheil 
Victor Young 
 
Cinematography by
William C. Mellor (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
LeRoy Stone (edited by)
 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier 
Bernard Herzbrun 
 
Set Decoration by
A.E. Freudeman (interior decorations)
 
Sound Department
Don Johnson .... sound recordist
Walter Oberst .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Gordon Jennings .... special photographic effects
 
Music Department
Boris Morros .... musical director
 
Other crew
Adolph Zukor .... presenter
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
91 min | West Germany:85 min (TV)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
UK:U (DVD rating) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #3236)

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Trivia:
Though they play elderly parents who have been cast aside by their children, Victor Moore and Beulah Bondi were only 61 and 49, respectively, when this film was made.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: George's position changes from erect to leaning on the table when he asks his wife about bridge and his mother.See more »
Quotes:
Pa:You know, I sometimes think that children should never grow past the age when you have to tuck them into bed every night.
Max Rubens:That's right. When they get older, and you can't give them as much as other choldren, they're ashamed of you, and when you give them everything and put them through college,
[He folds his arms]
Max Rubens:they're ashamed of you.
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Soundtrack:
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41 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
An honest-to-God tearjerker..., 10 May 2002
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

An elderly couple lose their home and their grown children don't want them around, so where can they turn? After a creaky start, this thoughtful film becomes absorbing and very touching. It thankfully never resorts to feel-good measures: the oldsters are not painted as saints (in fact, Beulah Bondi's "Ma" is realistically nagging and nosy) and their kids are completely selfish (which is entirely believable). The picture has one of the most haunting endings that I can recall, and it's even more powerful to consider how timely it all is (and how this situation still rears its ugly head today). An emotionally gripping, wistful, memorable movie. ***1/2 from ****

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