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No Place to Go (1939)

Approved | | Drama | 23 September 1939 (USA)
Andrew Plummer is content living in an old soldiers home, but he agrees to move in with his son and his wife thinking that his son needs help with his business. Andrew later finds out that ... See full summary »

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(as Terry Morse)

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Gloria Dickson ...
Gertrude Plummer
Fred Stone ...
Andrew Plummer
Sonny Bupp ...
Tommy
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Heffernan
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Mr. Bradford
Georgia Caine ...
Mrs. Bradford
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Pete Shafter
Dennie Moore ...
Mrs. Harriet Shafter
Al Bridge ...
Frank Crowley (as Alan Bridge)
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Spud
Bernice Pilot ...
Birdie
Greta Meyer ...
Hilda
Christian Rub ...
Otto Schlemmer
Wright Kramer ...
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Andrew Plummer is content living in an old soldiers home, but he agrees to move in with his son and his wife thinking that his son needs help with his business. Andrew later finds out that he's only in the way in his new surroundings. He finds solace when he befriends Tommy, a street kid who lives with a thieving uncle. Written by Daniel Bubbeo

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The play opened in New York City, New York, USA on 24 September 1924 and had 141 performances. See more »

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The bananas Tommy steals were very ripe, with black spots on them. When he pulls them out later, they're totally yellow. See more »

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Version of Welcome Home (1925) See more »

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Happy sentiment, and an amazing senior-lead, almost make up for the film's deficiencies...
15 January 2010 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Fred Stone, so good as Katharine Hepburn's father in 1935's "Alice Adams", is third-billed here playing an aged veteran (and former wrestling champ!) leaving the comfortable confines of a Soldiers' Home to live with his son and daughter-in-law. Adapted from the play "Minick" by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman (which originated from Ferber's short story, "Old Man Minick"), this second-feature from Warner Bros. wants to gently pull at our heartstrings while also being a jolly ode to the resourceful elderly. One can see right away the wily gentleman and the son's wife won't hit it off (Gloria Dickson has been directed to be insufferable), and that his rousing horseplay and her need to be a social-climber do not mesh. Thankfully, Fred Stone--with his customary warmth and sad clown's smile--dominates the proceedings; he's never down for long, and he's never out of the running (making the film's title irrelevant). There are some highly-contrived dramatics involving an overacting shoeshine boy and a couple of out-of-work guys plotting to steal the old man's savings (why are the unemployed from this era in cinema always portrayed as instant crooks?). However, the scenarists are more interested in resolving the issues with a smile rather than making a social statement. In some regard, this lighter approach is welcomed over a wearily realistic take on the situation. ** from ****


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