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The Working Man (1933)

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78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Successful wealthy shoe manufacturer John Reeves takes a vacation, leaving his business in the hands of his nephew. While on vacation Reeves runs into his rival's heirs, who are living it up on their dead father's money. He doesn't tell ...See moreSuccessful wealthy shoe manufacturer John Reeves takes a vacation, leaving his business in the hands of his nephew. While on vacation Reeves runs into his rival's heirs, who are living it up on their dead father's money. He doesn't tell them who he is and gets placed as their trustee. He uses the chance to reorganize their shoe company, becoming a rival to his own nephew. The ne'er-do-wells settle down and become involved in the business. Written by Ed Stephan See less
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Writers
Charles Kenyon (screen play) | Maude T. Howell (screen play) | Edgar Franklin (based on a story by)
Cinematographer
Sol Polito (photography)
Editor
Owen Marks (edited by)
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$ 199,000
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Release date
Apr 20, 1933 (United States)

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29 cast members
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George Arliss
John Reeves John Reeves   See fewer
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Bette Davis
Jenny Hartland / Jane Grey Jenny Hartland / Jane Grey   See fewer
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Theodore Newton
Tommy Hartland Tommy Hartland   See fewer
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Hardie Albright
Benjamin Burnett Benjamin Burnett   See fewer
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Gordon Westcott
Fred Pettison Fred Pettison   See fewer
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J. Farrell MacDonald
Henry Davis Henry Davis   See fewer
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Charles E. Evans
Mr. Haslitt (as Charles Evans) Mr. Haslitt (as Charles Evans)   See fewer
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Frederick Burton
Judge Larson Judge Larson   See fewer
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Pat Wing
Reeves' Secretary Reeves' Secretary   See fewer
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Edward Van Sloan
Mr. Briggs Mr. Briggs   See fewer
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Claire McDowell
Benjamin's Secretary Benjamin's Secretary   See fewer
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Ruthelma Stevens
Mrs. Price Mrs. Price   See fewer
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Harry C. Bradley
Reeves Co. Board Member (uncredited) Reeves Co. Board Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Bush
Tommy's Bridge Opponent (uncredited) Tommy's Bridge Opponent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wallis Clark
Mike - the Auditor (uncredited) Mike - the Auditor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clay Clement
Atkinson - Hartland Co. Man (uncredited) Atkinson - Hartland Co. Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Cooper
Jackson - the Butler (uncredited) Jackson - the Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Donlan
Hartland Co. Man (uncredited) Hartland Co. Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglass Dumbrille
Hammersmith - Lawyer (uncredited) Hammersmith - Lawyer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Helena Phillips Evans
Anna - Cook (uncredited) Anna - Cook (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harrison Greene
Hartland Co. Man (uncredited) Hartland Co. Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Selmer Jackson
Hartland Co. Man (uncredited) Hartland Co. Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward LeSaint
Reeves Co. Board Member (uncredited) Reeves Co. Board Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Minjir
Tommy's Bridge Partner (uncredited) Tommy's Bridge Partner (uncredited)   See fewer
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William V. Mong
Hartland Co. Auditor (uncredited) Hartland Co. Auditor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herbert Rawlinson
Reeves Co. Board Member (uncredited) Reeves Co. Board Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sherlock
Waiter on Yacht (uncredited) Waiter on Yacht (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gertrude Sutton
Helen Ann - the Maid (uncredited) Helen Ann - the Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Tucker
Reeves Co. Board Member (uncredited) Reeves Co. Board Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.5 / 10 | 682 votes