A Parisian sewer worker longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to ... See full summary »
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The Roth family lead a quiet life in a small village in the German Alps during the early 1930s. When the Nazis come to power, the family is divided and Martin Brietner, a family friend is caught up in the turmoil.
Young lawyer meets and marries girl after knowing her one day. Takes bride home to meet his mother who disapproves of the marriage. Lawyer thinks everything will be fine as he moves up the ladder of the law firm. He doesn't and things get tough. A baby makes things even tougher. Written by
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 19, 1940 with Carole Lombard reprising her film role. See more »
When John Mason (Jimmy Stewart) visits Judge Doolittle's home in the middle of the night, as John is pleading with the judge's brother Simon to wake up the judge, Simon mouths the exact words John is saying as he is saying them, showing his memorization of the script. See more »
After reading IMDb about various movies for years, this is the one film that caused me to sign up as a member in order to leave a review.
That should say a lot.
This is a fantastic movie with great acting and it clearly prefigured "It's a Wonderful Life."
It's an honest tearjerker. Those prone to cry will do so. For some I could see it producing Niagara Falls. The acting is that good. And a movie is made only once every few years that can make my eyes water.
I'd advise you not to pay much attention to the negative reviews, including from those who would now find the plot to be derivative when future movies were the ones that were derived from this.
Sure, it starts slow (and Jimmy Stewart was more of a novice). It's supposed to be showing the every day life of a struggling couple during hard times.
That only adds to the emotional impact of the last half hour.
The producer put a part of his own life story into this picture.
It's really sad to know that Carole Lombard died soon after this movie was made in a plane crash over the mountains.
This movie is a must-see.
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