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The Way of All Flesh (1940)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 5 July 1940 (USA)
Paul Kriza is a cashier of a bank in a small town, and the happy husband of Anna and the father of four children. He is sent to New York to deliver some securities for the bank. There, he ... See full summary »

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... Paul Kriza
... Anna Kriza
... Paul Kriza Jr.
... Mary Brown
... Reginald L. Morten
Roger Imhof ... Franz Henzel
... Varno
... Timothy
... Mitzi as a Child (as Norma Nelson)
... Timothy as a Child
June Hedin ... Julie as a Child
... Victor as a boy
James West ... Paul Jr., as a Child
... Pete
... Frisco
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Paul Kriza is a cashier of a bank in a small town, and the happy husband of Anna and the father of four children. He is sent to New York to deliver some securities for the bank. There, he is tagged as easy-pickings by a con-game gang and Mary Brown, gang accomplice, proves he is. Waking up in the morning he discovers he has been robbed of the securities and, when he confronts the gang, he is hit on the head and taken out to be left on a railroad track. He comes to, struggles with the henchman and the man is killed when a train comes roaring by. Paul escapes but his watch is found and he is reported as the dead man. But he can't go home again. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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WHICH DID HE CHOOSE?...the Kiss of LOVE..the call of home and family...or the kiss of LUST..the law of the bright lights? See more »

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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5 July 1940 (USA)  »

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A Tortura da Carne  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Elvis Presley was a tearful fan of this movie, weeping at its finale when he watched it at home at Graceland on late-night TV with then-girl friend & future wife Priscilla in 1963. See more »

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Remake of The Way of All Flesh (1927) See more »

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The Way of All Flesh
22 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

This message in for Sharon Pennock. I also have been searching for this movie for the past few years. Ideally i wanted to get it for my father for his 80th birthday, however, i didn't have much luck! My father told me about this film years ago and said it was one of the best film he has ever seen and such a tearjerker. I, like my father love all the old classics. It's my Dads 82nd birthday this year and i would just love to get the ideal present for him. Can you tell me where exactly you tracked down your copy of the film. I would greatly appreciated if you or anyone else who is reading this comment could assist me in my search. I'm living in Dublin, Ireland. And now after reading all the comments about the film i'm even more determined to get it. Thanks guys!!


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