Sweepings

Overview

Lionel Barrymore plays a Marshall Field-like Chicago businessman who emerges from the wreckage of the 1871 fire to build a department-store empire. Barrymore is aided by his Jewish manager Gregory Ratoff, who despite his business acumen is never made a full partner. The store magnate's four children grow up to be disappointments, preferring to squander dad's money and refusing to enter his business. Manager Ratoff realizes that Barrymore's offspring are worthless, and quietly buys up their shares of the store in ...
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Overview

Lionel Barrymore plays a Marshall Field-like Chicago businessman who emerges from the wreckage of the 1871 fire to build a department-store empire. Barrymore is aided by his Jewish manager Gregory Ratoff, who despite his business acumen is never made a full partner. The store magnate's four children grow up to be disappointments, preferring to squander dad's money and refusing to enter his business. Manager Ratoff realizes that Barrymore's offspring are worthless, and quietly buys up their shares of the store in order to save the business from ruin, emerging with full charge of Barrymore's empire. Only when Barrymore is on the verge of death do his children rally around him and promise to make something of themselves. A well-made 20th century equivalent to King Lear, Sweepings was remade less effectively as Three Sons in 1939.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/15/2013
  • UPC: 883316715314
  • Original Release: 1933
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Academy Aperture (1.37:1)
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:20:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lionel Barrymore Daniel Pardway
Alan Dinehart Thane Pardway
Eric Linden Freddie
William Gargan Gene Pardway
Gloria Stuart Phoebe Pardway
Gregory Ratoff Abe Ullman
Lucien Littlefield Grimson
Nan Sunderland Abigail
Helen Mack Mamie Donohue
Ivan Lebedeff Prince Niko
George Meeker Bert Pardway
Chick Chandler Gene's Friend
Harry Cording
Mary Gordon
Esther Muir Violet
Franklin Pangborn Photographer
Technical Credits
John Cromwell Director
Pandro S. Berman Associate Producer
Carroll Clark Art Director
Lester W. Cohen Screenwriter
Edward J. Cronjager Cinematographer
Howard Estabrook Screenwriter
H.W. Hanemann Screenwriter
George Nichols Jr. Editor
Van Nest Polglase Art Director
David O. Selznick Producer
Max Steiner Score Composer
Slavko Vorkapich Cinematographer, Special Effects
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sweepings
1. Chapter 1 [10:00]
2. Chapter 2 [10:00]
3. Chapter 3 [9:59]
4. Chapter 4 [10:00]
5. Chapter 5 [9:59]
6. Chapter 6 [10:00]
7. Chapter 7 [10:00]
8. Chapter 8 [10:11]
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Disc #1 -- Sweepings
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