A poor merchant grows a highly successful department store in Chicago with the purpose of providing for his four children's future. He is misguided in thinking that giving them everything ... See full summary »

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Edward Ellis ...
William Gargan ...
Thane Pardway
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Gene Pardway
J. Edward Bromberg ...
Abe Ullman
Katharine Alexander ...
Abigail Pardway
Virginia Vale ...
Phoebe Pardway
Kirby Grant ...
Bert Pardway (as Robert Stanton)
Dick Hogan ...
Freddie Pardway
Grady Sutton ...
Grimson
Pamela Blake ...
Mamie Donaldson (as Adele Pearce)
Alexander D'Arcy ...
Prince Nicky - Phoebe's Husband
Barbara Pepper ...
Viola
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A poor merchant grows a highly successful department store in Chicago with the purpose of providing for his four children's future. He is misguided in thinking that giving them everything they want would give them the same ambition that he has to only find out their spoiled lives leads the oldest to a scandalous shooting cover-up, the daughter has a highly public failed marriage, the third child pursues a music career while the youngest leaves to live on the streets. Written by John M Baughn

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13 October 1939 (USA)  »

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Tres hijos  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

William Gargan, who plays Uncle Thane here, played oldest son Gene Pardway in the 1933 version titled "Sweepings." See more »

Crazy Credits

Right after the director credit, an additional credit states "In this picture you will see Virginia Vale and Robert Stanton, selected through the second Jesse L. Lasky's 'Gateway to Hollywood' talent search," with photos of both players, their names and character names. See more »

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Version of Sweepings (1933) See more »

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Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont
Whistled by Dick Hogan on Christmas Eve
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favorable film
2 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film twice on T.V., both times I was still living with my parents on our first B/W T.V.. I enjoyed it then as did my Mother, who consistently was pulling for Freddie to rejoin the family. With Abe buying up the stock that the rest of the family was selling, to which I believe was to keep the dept. store in the family which he,Abe,put in more time to build the stores size than did the the rest of the family.

I saw this a very long time ago, somewhere in the mid-50's, I thought it was a good film as it dealt with in-family conflicts when it comes to heirs keeping a family business in tact, the same conflicts are in place today as it was depicted in the film.

Thank You: W.B.Redmond


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