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The Golden Junkman 

A Greek immigrant to the US goes to work at a junkyard owned by his friend. As he becomes more successful, he brings his wife and sons over from Greece, but his wife dies in a flu epidemic,... See full summary »

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John Nesbitt ...
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Jules Samenian
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Philip Samenian
Ronald Anton ...
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Alexander Samenian
Jimmy Baird ...
Alex (as child)
Marshall Bradford ...
Professor Scott
Peter Brocco ...
Mr. Constantin
Leslie Denison ...
Professor Caudle (as Leslie Dennison)
Thomas Browne Henry ...
Maj. Bowles (as Tom Brown Henry)
John Tuggle
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A Greek immigrant to the US goes to work at a junkyard owned by his friend. As he becomes more successful, he brings his wife and sons over from Greece, but his wife dies in a flu epidemic, leaving him to raise his sons alone. The sons eventually win a scholarship to a prestigious military school, and when they return home they find that their father now has his own "empire" of more than 20 junkyards and is known as "The Golden Junkman". But his success is tempered by the scorn and ridicule heaped on his sons because their "junkman" father's lack of education. He resolves to solve that problem and make his sons as proud of him as he is of them. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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8 April 1956 (USA)  »

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A Wonderful Pilot Episode
10 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Golden Junkman is the first episode for the TV show "Telephone Time" (it's Season 1, Episode 1). It stars Lon Chaney, Jr.

It's good heartfelt story of a man named Jules Samenian (Chaney) who wanted his two sons to have a better life and education than he had. Jules becomes a US Greek immigrant with his wife and 2 boys. His wife dies and he's left alone to raise his sons.

Jules becomes a very successful Junkman but his sons find themselves embarrassed over this while in school. By the time they enter college it becomes more than they can take when the other students make fun of them over their father's success as a Junkman. What does Jules do to make things right? You'll have to watch to find out the answer.

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