Dr. Eli Watt, a widower, comes to a small town, considering himself a failure in his attempt to have a meaningful career in New York. He raises his son Jimmy as well as Letty, a baby whose mother has died in childbirth and whose father blames Watt and abandons the child. Watt dreams of returning to do research studies, but something always gets in the way: an epidemic, his children's needs, or the needs of his generally ungrateful patients. Only with the passing years does he come to find that his future isn't over and his past isn't quite the failure he believed.
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EVERY WOMAN'S SHAME --and EVERY WOMAN'S GLORY (Print Ad-Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette,((Pittsburgh, Penna.)) 8 September 1933)
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Based on the short story "Failure" by Katharine Haviland-Taylor in American Magazine (Nov 1932). See more
Early in the film, Lionel Barrymore's character bends to pick up the contents of his medical bag which have fallen to the ground. During the close-up of those contents, a voice can clearly be heard saying "camera" from offscreen. See more
You like spinach?
Jimmy Watt - Age 6
Me either, we won't have any.
Down By the Old Mill Stream
Written by Tell Taylor
In the score during the opening credits and at the end See more