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Great God Gold (1935)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 15 April 1935 (USA)
Greed, ambition and hunger-for-power drive John Hart, a New-York-City stock-market broker, into crooked dealings and deception, but he doesn't realize that those he ruined will seek ... See full summary »

Director:

Arthur Lubin

Writers:

Albert J. Meserow (story), Alynore Darlkhart (story) | 2 more credits »
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Sidney Blackmer ... John Hart
Martha Sleeper ... Marcia Harper
Regis Toomey ... Phil Stuart
Edwin Maxwell ... Nitto
Ralf Harolde ... Frank Nitto
Maria Alba ... Elena Nitto
John T. Murray ... Simon
Gloria Shea ... Gert - Hart's Secretary
George Irving ... George Harper
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Greed, ambition and hunger-for-power drive John Hart, a New-York-City stock-market broker, into crooked dealings and deception, but he doesn't realize that those he ruined will seek vengeance. He meets his match and downfall when his path crosses with a reporter, Phil Stuart; a girl, Marcia Harper, and a man-with-a-gun from a family he ruined. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Here's How America is Fighting the Newest Menace! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1935 (USA) See more »

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Monogram Pictures See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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This film received its earliest documented telecasts in Cincinnati Monday 21 November 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11), and in New York City Thursday 25 May 1950 on WATV (Channel 13) and again Thursday 1 June 1950 on Night Owl Theatre on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

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Why Can't We Love Forever?
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Written by Charles Rosoff
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It's Hard To Be Poetic When Counting The Boodle
9 February 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Sidney Blackmer is a stock speculator who has been having a run. The head of the brokerage mentions this to columnist Regis Toomey, who interviews him and writes the interview as he goes along. He gives Blackmer an antique Roman coin and leaves, Blackmer sells his positions and the next day the collapse the 'interview' predicts begins. Edward Maxwell (with an Italian accent) and John T.Murray, two shady lawyers, approach Blackmer with the idea of fronting a receivership ring. They'll provide the political connections, Blackmer will collect the fees and they will split the profits. Blackmer says no, but on a whim, flips the coin and following its dictates, accepts. He collects the fees, the graft and Maria Alba, the wife of Maxwell's nephew, Ralf Harolde.

All is not well; when his hotel is taken into receivership, Geoge Irving, Martha Sleeper's father, commits suicide. Miss Sleeper begins to look for answers.

Director Arthur Lubin gives this movie a fatalistic handling. Alas, Blackmer's descent into Faustian damnation is more twee than tragic when contrasted with the workaday attitudes of the other characters, Blackmer gives the performance a good try, and there is a lot of self-awareness self-loathing in his performance. However given the contrast between his words and actions, it goes well beyond pathos into bathos.


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