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The Human Comedy (1943)

Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Homer Macauley
... Willie Grogan
... Tom Spangler
... Diana Steed
... Mrs. Macauley
... Mr. Macauley
... Marcus Macauley
... Bess Macauley
... Ulysses Macauley (as Jack Jenkins)
... Mary Arena
... Tobey George
... Mrs. Sandoval
... Miss Hicks
... Charles Steed
... Mrs. Steed
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Homer Macauley remains in a small town looking after his widowed mother and younger brother while his older brother is fighting the war in Europe. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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14 February 1944 (Sweden)  »

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La comedia humana  »

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(Turner library print) (copyright length)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Movie developed into the Broadway musical production "The Human Comedy" opened at the Royale Theater in New York on April 5, 1984 and ran for 13 performances. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film when Homer and his friends walk to the telegraph office Homer's tie is tied up short (the tail below the broad part of the tie) but when Homer enters the office and in the following scenes, the tie is tied correctly. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Mr. Macauley: Ya see Marcus, the ending is only the beginning
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Version of Ithaca (2015) See more »

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Cielito Lindo
(1882) (uncredited)
Written by Quirino Mendoza
Sung a cappella by Ann Ayars in Spanish
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A WWII must see movie
4 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie, like the "The Sullivans" is extremely had to find at your video store. Set in Ithaca, Calif. It's the story of young boy(played by Mickey Rooney) who delivers telegrams in his small town during the war. Needless to say he has to deliver the heart wrenching "Dear Sir/Ma'am: The War Department regrets to inform you of the death of your son........" It truly is a great movie of small town values,hopes and fears during the war. If you liked the Sullivans, this movie will move you also. And interesting note here, is that the book was published after the movie.


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