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Long Lost Father (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 19 January 1934 (USA)
Carl Bellairs and Lindsey Lane, his daughter, meet many years after he deserted her and her mother. They don't much like each other, but wind up working in the same nightclub. Bellairs ... See full summary »

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Carl Bellairs and Lindsey Lane, his daughter, meet many years after he deserted her and her mother. They don't much like each other, but wind up working in the same nightclub. Bellairs discovers he has some fatherly instincts and Lindsey that he's not as useless as a parent as she thought. Written by Arlene K. Witt <arlene@inx.net>

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19 January 1934 (USA)  »

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Il padre ritrovato  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Katharine Hepburn was put on suspension by RKO for refusing the female lead in this film. See more »

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Bellairs: [on the phone with Lindsey] Sir Anthony Gelding wants to know how much you would ask to appear here in our floor show at the Happy Hour... How much? How much? My dear young lady, it's only for singing. Sir Anthony Gelding's a happily married man.
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Waltz of the Flowers
(1891-2) (uncredited)
from "The Nutcracker Ballet, Op.71"
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played by the band at the nightclub
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Decent
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Long Lost Father (1934)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

A deadbeat father (John Barrymore) leaves his daughter at a young age only to bump into her as an adult. He soon learns that she's partying and gets into some trouble so will he rise up and finally be a father? This is a rather strange film that plays for laughs the first 45-minutes and then goes for drama the final 20 and the two really don't mix well. Barrymore's comic timing is right on the mark and he keeps this thing going but his daughter is such a bitch you really can't care what happens to her. Another strange thing is that there are a couple weird moments in the film where Barrymore talks about how nice his daughter's legs are. Produced by Merian C. Cooper and directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack.


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