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Beggars in Ermine (1934)

Passed | | Drama | 22 February 1934 (USA)
John Dawson loses control of his factory when he is crippled in an accident caused by a rival. Destitute, he travels the country organizing the homeless to help him regain control of his ... See full summary »

Director:

Phil Rosen

Writers:

Esther Lynd Day (novel), Tristram Tupper (screenplay and dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lionel Atwill ... John 'Flint' Dawson aka John Daniels
Betty Furness ... Joyce Dawson
Henry B. Walthall ... Marchant the Blind Man (as Henry B. Walthal)
Jameson Thomas ... James 'Jim' Marley (as Jamieson Thomas)
James Bush ... Lee Marley, Jim's Son
Astrid Allwyn ... Mrs. Vivian Dawson (as Astrid Allyn)
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Joe Wilson (as George Hayes)
Stephen Gross Stephen Gross ... Scott Taggart, Joyce's Lawyer
Sam Godfrey Sam Godfrey ... Enright, Marley's Lawyer
Myrtle Stedman ... Nurse
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John Dawson loses control of his factory when he is crippled in an accident caused by a rival. Destitute, he travels the country organizing the homeless to help him regain control of his steel mill. Written by Arlene K. Witt <arlene@inx.net>

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They made him a pauper and he became a king! (Lobby card). See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Rei dos Mendigos See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Balsley & Phillips Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in Cincinnati Monday 12 December 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11), and in New York City Sunday 14 May 1950 on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

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similar to john doe....
3 September 2018 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Little known now, but pretty big stars for their day, Lionel Atwill and Betty Furness star in Beggars in Ermine. Atwill is "Dawson", owner of the mill, but is injured in an accident, caused by one of his own workers. then his own wife screws him over and takes all his money. now he's broke, and he organizes the homeless, and forms an organization to get the employees to try to save the company from complete destruction from his wife and the new owners. It's pretty good... similar to John Doe. Directed by Phil Rosen.. this one just one of TEN that he directed in 1934 ALONE! wow. Mr. "B" movie factory. It's not bad. Catch it if you can.


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