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Tomorrow's Children (1934)

Not Rated | | Drama | July 1934 (USA)
A young woman wishes to marry her boyfriend and raise a family, but because her own family has been deemed "defective" by the state health authorities--her parents are lazy alcoholics who ... See full summary »

Director:

Crane Wilbur

Writer:

Wallace Thurman
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Diane Sinclair Diane Sinclair ... Alice Mason
Donald Douglas ... Dr. Brooks
John Preston John Preston ... Dr. Crosby
Carlyle Moore Jr. ... Jim Baker
Sterling Holloway ... Dr. Dorsey
W. Messenger Bellis W. Messenger Bellis ... Dr. McIntyre
Hyram A. Hoover Hyram A. Hoover ... Spike
Constance Kent ... Nurse
Lewis Gambart Lewis Gambart ... Jeff
Arthur Wanzer Arthur Wanzer ... Mr. Mason
Sarah Padden ... Mrs. Mason
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A young woman wishes to marry her boyfriend and raise a family, but because her own family has been deemed "defective" by the state health authorities--her parents are lazy alcoholics who continue to have children, and her siblings (brothers here) are crippled, have mental problems or are jailed--she is ordered by a court to undergo sterilization so that her family's "defective genes" won't be passed on to any more children. Her boyfriend and a kindly priest desperately search for a way to stop the forced sterilization before it's too late. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The girl wanted her birthright...she wanted the man she loved to be the father of her child...but the state condemned her...for the sins of her parents. (Print Ad-Philadelphia Inquirer, ((Philadelphia, Penna.)) 15 September 1934) See more »

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Drama

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Not Rated
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Directorial debut of Crane Wilbur. See more »

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Please watch this film with somebody sober!
19 December 2000 | by boris-26See all my reviews

100% hysterical! This ancient cry for the end of forced sterilisation will have you bewildered, and laughing. The Board of Health wishes to streilise a family of nitwits. The parents are lazy boozehounds well past 70 years old, yet they have infant children! Their oldest daughter is up for the operation, but she's normal wants to marry some nice guy, and have kids. Highlights include a courtroom scene where a judge decides if an insane young man is to be sterilised. We know he's crackers cuz he has an Alfred E. Newman grin, has dark, wild raccoon eyes and giggles when he rips his nurse's gown off! Then there's a hospital scene where a Doctor uses kindly, almost baby talk to a tough Cagney-like gangster in explaining the sterilisation process. You won't want to miss these hy-jinks!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sterilization See more »

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Bryan Foy Productions See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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