SINS OF THE CHILDREN
Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Cosmopolitan Productions
Date of Release: June 28, 1930
Running Time: 86 minutes
Director: Sam Wood
Story: Elliott Nugent and J.C. Nugent
Adaptation:Samuel Ornitz
Additional Dialogue: Elliot Nugent and Clara Lipman        
Titles:
Leslie F. Wilder
Cinematography: Henry Sharp
Film Editing: Frank Sullivan and Leslie F. Wilder
Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons
Costume Design: David Cox
Recording Engineer: Douglas Shearer
Note: Also know as: Fathers Day and The Richest Man in the World
CAST:
Louis Mann...
Adolph Wagenkampf
Robert Montgomery...Nick Higginson
Elliott Nugent...Johnny Wagenkampf
Leila Hyams...Alma Wagenkampf
Clara Blandick...Martha Wagenkampf
Mary Doran...Laura
Francis X. Bushman, Jr. (a.k.a. Ralph Bushman)...Ludwig Wagenkampf
Robert McWade...Joe Higginson
Dell Henderson...Ted Baldwin
Henry Armetta...Tony
Jane Reid...Katherine Wagenkampf
James Donlan...Bide Taylor
Jeane Wood...Muriel Stokes
Lee Kohlmar...Dr. Heinrich Schmidt
Jackie Searle...Nick, as a child (uncredited)
Philippe DeLacy...Rudolph Wagenkampf (uncredited)
Betty Ann Hisle...Katherine, as a child (uncredited)
Edwin Mills...Johnny, as a child (uncredited)
Evelyn Mills...Alma, as a child (uncredited)
Gordon Thorpe...Ludwig, as a child (uncredited)
Synopsis:
German immigrant Adolph Wagenkampf runs a modest barber shop in Harristown,
Pennsylvania, is happily married and the father of five children. Adolph has the
chance to invest in a building and loan association along with Joe Higginson, but
when he finds his son Ludwig has a mild case of tuberculosis the money must go to
send the child to a dry climate to recover. Thus the pattern is set and we move
forward in time...his children are now grown, Joe Higginson has become rich and
Higginson's spoiled son Nick has not improved with age. As the story unfolds we
see Adolph make one sacrifice after another to help his children as they make
various mistakes in their life decisions, Ludwig is ashamed of his immigrant
background, Johnny steals some money from the company he works for and Alma
falls for Nick whose father threatens to disown him if he marries her. This is a
sentimental tale with a happy ending. Montgomery doesn't have too much to do in
this one and the role only offers a few good moments.
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