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Most Precious Thing in Life (1934)

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67 min | Drama, Romance

The Most Precious Thing in Life is a 1934 American film directed by Lambert Hillyer and starring Richard Cromwell, Jean Arthur, Donald Cook, Anita Louise, and Mary Forbes. The film tells a story about secret and selfless maternal devotion ...See moreThe Most Precious Thing in Life is a 1934 American film directed by Lambert Hillyer and starring Richard Cromwell, Jean Arthur, Donald Cook, Anita Louise, and Mary Forbes. The film tells a story about secret and selfless maternal devotion with elements of Madame X (1929) and Stella Dallas (1937). It is the third film of Jean Arthur with Columbia. See less
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Travis Ingham (story "Biddy") | Ethel Hill (screenplay) | Dore Schary (screenplay)
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Updated Jun 5, 1934

Release date
Jun 5, 1934 (United States)

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58 cast members
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Jean Arthur
Ellen Holmes Ellen Holmes   See fewer
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Donald Cook
Bob Kelsey Bob Kelsey   See fewer
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Richard Cromwell
Chris Kelsey Chris Kelsey   See fewer
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Anita Louise
Patty O'Day Patty O'Day   See fewer
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Mary Forbes
Mrs. Kelsey Mrs. Kelsey   See fewer
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Jane Darwell
Mrs. O'Day Mrs. O'Day   See fewer
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Ben Alexander
Gideon 'Gubby' Gerhart Gideon 'Gubby' Gerhart   See fewer
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John Wray
Carter Carter   See fewer
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Ward Bond
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Jimmie Barnes
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Harry Bowen
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André Cheron
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Eddie Clayton
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Heinie Conklin
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Ray Cooke
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Beatrice Curtis
Checkroom Girl (uncredited) Checkroom Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sayre Dearing
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John Deering
College Boy (uncredited) College Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joan Dix
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Florence Dudley
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Mary Gordon
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Arnold Gray
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Hal Greene
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Charles H. Hickman
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Samuel S. Hinds
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Hope Holloway
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Mitchell Ingraham
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Selmer Jackson
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Alfred P. James
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Jerry Jerome
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Christy Kellar
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Richard Kipling
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Ila Lee
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Peggy Leon
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Loo Loy
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Frank McLure
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Buddy Messinger
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Greta Meyer
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Carlyle Moore Jr.
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Fletcher Norton
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Lenora Nova
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Hal Price
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Arthur Rankin
College Boy (uncredited) College Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cyril Ring
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Oscar Rudolph
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Robert 'Buddy' Shaw
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C.L. Sherwood
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Albert J. Smith
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Paul Stanton
Charles Kelsey (uncredited) Charles Kelsey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lincoln Stedman
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Larry Steers
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Harry Strang
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Michael Stuart
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Phillip Trent
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Billie Van Every
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6.5 / 10 | 77 votes