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  • Whom the Gods Destroy (1934)
  • Approved
    75 min | Drama
Whom the Gods Destroy (1934)
Approved
75 min | Drama

Broadway's most successful producer, John Forrester, is deeply in love with his wife Margaret and dreams of the future when his son Jack will step into his shoes. He sails to England to produce a show but the ship strikes a derelict ...See moreBroadway's most successful producer, John Forrester, is deeply in love with his wife Margaret and dreams of the future when his son Jack will step into his shoes. He sails to England to produce a show but the ship strikes a derelict wreckage and is sinking rapidly. In the ensuing wild panic, Forrester saves many lives, until finally, panic stricken by sudden fear, he dons a woman's clothes and is among the rescued. On the coast of Newfouldland, the villagers, not aware of his true identity, curse him but he is befriended by Alec who helps him conceal his identity. With a planned story of his survival, he returns to New York but cannot face his family or friends after he sees the plaque to his heroism on his New York theatre. Deciding to remain thought of as dead, he becomes a derelict himself, surviving on odd jobs as he watches from afar his now-grown son begin his career as a producer. The son meets with failure and Forrester, claiming to be an old friend of his father, goes to him and renders assistance as Jack works on a new play. It is a success and Jack brings his mother to meet his mentor. She recognizes him as her husband and, after Jack has left the room, the two of them decide they still have happiness ahead of them, without Jack having to know the truth. Written by Les Adams See less
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Director
Writers
Albert Payson Terhune (story) | Sidney Buchman (screenplay) | Fred Niblo Jr. (adaptation)
Cinematographer
Benjamin H. Kline (as Benjamin Kline)
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Updated Jul 12, 1934

Release date
Jul 12, 1934 (United States)

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Cast

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110 cast members
Name Known for
Walter Connolly
John Forrester aka Eric Jann aka Peter Korotoff John Forrester aka Eric Jann aka Peter Korotoff   See fewer
Robert Young
Jack Forrester Jack Forrester   See fewer
Doris Kenyon
Margaret Forrester Margaret Forrester   See fewer
Macon Jones
Jack Forrester - Age 14 Jack Forrester - Age 14   See fewer
Scotty Beckett
Jack Forrester, Age 4 (as Scott Beckett) Jack Forrester, Age 4 (as Scott Beckett)   See fewer
Rollo Lloyd
Henry Braverman Henry Braverman   See fewer
Maidel Turner
Henrietta Crosland Henrietta Crosland   See fewer
Henry Kolker
Carlo - the Puppeteer Carlo - the Puppeteer   See fewer
George Humbert
Niccoli Niccoli   See fewer
Hugh Huntley
Jamison - Ship's Officer Jamison - Ship's Officer   See fewer
Hobart Bosworth
Alec Klein Alec Klein   See fewer
Gilbert Emery
Professor Weaver Professor Weaver   See fewer
Akim Tamiroff
Peter Korotoff Peter Korotoff   See fewer
Yale Puppeteers
Puppeteers (as The Yale Puppeteers) Puppeteers (as The Yale Puppeteers)   See fewer
Stella Adams
Newfoundlander (uncredited) Newfoundlander (uncredited)   See fewer
Lois Albright
Balkan Passenger (uncredited) Balkan Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Ricca Allen
Newfoundlander (uncredited) Newfoundlander (uncredited)   See fewer
William Arnold
Balkan Passenger (uncredited) Balkan Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Brooks Benedict
Man in Nightmare (uncredited) Man in Nightmare (uncredited)   See fewer
Nadine Beresford
Newfoundlander (uncredited) Newfoundlander (uncredited)   See fewer
Ted Billings
Man in Nightmare (uncredited) Man in Nightmare (uncredited)   See fewer
Virginia True Boardman
Housekeeper (uncredited) Housekeeper (uncredited)   See fewer
Walter Brennan
Clifford (uncredited) Clifford (uncredited)   See fewer
Maurice Brierre
Balkan Officer on Watch (uncredited) Balkan Officer on Watch (uncredited)   See fewer
Raymond Brown
Night Court Judge (uncredited) Night Court Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
Edmund Burns
Forrester Associate (uncredited) Forrester Associate (uncredited)   See fewer
A.S. 'Pop' Byron
Stagehand (uncredited) Stagehand (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Byron
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
Mary Carr
Madge (uncredited) Madge (uncredited)   See fewer
Allan Cavan
Balkan Passenger (uncredited) Balkan Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Steve Clark
Balkan Petty Officer (uncredited) Balkan Petty Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Ruth Clifford
Frightened Balkan Passenger (uncredited) Frightened Balkan Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Nick Cogley
Newfoundlander (uncredited) Newfoundlander (uncredited)   See fewer
Nick Copeland
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
John Webb Dillion
Balkan Passenger (uncredited) Balkan Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Joan Dix
Miracle Player (uncredited) Miracle Player (uncredited)   See fewer
Alice Dodge
Welfare Worker (uncredited) Welfare Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
Elinor Fair
Balkan Passenger (uncredited) Balkan Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Larry Fisher
Balkan Engineer (uncredited) Balkan Engineer (uncredited)   See fewer
May Foster
Newfoundlander (uncredited) Newfoundlander (uncredited)   See fewer
Betty Francisco
The Sun Rises Lead Actress (uncredited) The Sun Rises Lead Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
Bud Geary
Officer Who Shoots Korotoff (uncredited) Officer Who Shoots Korotoff (uncredited)   See fewer
Clarence Geldert
Newfoundlander (uncredited) Newfoundlander (uncredited)   See fewer
Adda Gleason
Balkan Passenger (uncredited) Balkan Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Mary Gordon
Newfoundlander (uncredited) Newfoundlander (uncredited)   See fewer
Pete Gordon
Newfoundlander (uncredited) Newfoundlander (uncredited)   See fewer
Harrison Greene
Balkan Radio Messenger (uncredited) Balkan Radio Messenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Carlton Griffin
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
Sam Harris
Ship's Officer (uncredited) Ship's Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Ara Haswell
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
Rhody Hathaway
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
Edward Hearn
Balkan Passenger (uncredited) Balkan Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Richard Hemingway
Jerry (uncredited) Jerry (uncredited)   See fewer
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian
Balkan Sailor (uncredited) Balkan Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
Charles H. Hickman
Foreman (uncredited) Foreman (uncredited)   See fewer
Harold Hoff
Newfoundlander (uncredited) Newfoundlander (uncredited)   See fewer
Fay Holderness
Balkan Passenger (uncredited) Balkan Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Ralph Hornbrook
Newfoundlander (uncredited) Newfoundlander (uncredited)   See fewer
Arthur Stuart Hull
Critic (uncredited) Critic (uncredited)   See fewer
Olaf Hytten
Purser of the Balkan (uncredited) Purser of the Balkan (uncredited)   See fewer
John Paul Jones
Balkan Officer (uncredited) Balkan Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Tiny Jones
Angry Woman in Street Montage (uncredited) Angry Woman in Street Montage (uncredited)   See fewer
Charles King
Balkan Passenger / Audience Member in Balcony (uncredited) Balkan Passenger / Audience Member in Balcony (uncredited)   See fewer
Richard Kipling
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
Al Klein
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
W.E. Lawrence
Man in Dress Clothes (uncredited) Man in Dress Clothes (uncredited)   See fewer
Ila Lee
Survivor (uncredited) Survivor (uncredited)   See fewer
Peggy Leon
Survivor (uncredited) Survivor (uncredited)   See fewer
John Mack
Balkan Officer (uncredited) Balkan Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Joseph P. Mack
Cardinal in Play (uncredited) Cardinal in Play (uncredited)   See fewer
Mary MacLaren
Train Passenger (uncredited) Train Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Reginald Mason
Behan (uncredited) Behan (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Maston
Balkan Quartermaster (uncredited) Balkan Quartermaster (uncredited)   See fewer
Philip Maxwell
Choirmaster in Play (uncredited) Choirmaster in Play (uncredited)   See fewer
Betty May
Balkan Passenger (uncredited) Balkan Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Al McDonald
Balkan Sailor (uncredited) Balkan Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
John Merton
Balkan Sailor with Binoculars (uncredited) Balkan Sailor with Binoculars (uncredited)   See fewer
Charles Middleton
Constable Malcolm (uncredited) Constable Malcolm (uncredited)   See fewer
Adolph Milar
Newfoundland Husband (uncredited) Newfoundland Husband (uncredited)   See fewer
Geneva Mitchell
Phone Operator (uncredited) Phone Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
Rhea Mitchell
Balkan Shipwreck Survivor (uncredited) Balkan Shipwreck Survivor (uncredited)   See fewer
Clive Morgan
Balkan Petty Officer (uncredited) Balkan Petty Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Mulhall
Godfrey Elliot (uncredited) Godfrey Elliot (uncredited)   See fewer
Edward Peil Sr.
Balkan Engineer (uncredited) Balkan Engineer (uncredited)   See fewer
Rose Plumer
Balkan Passenger (uncredited) Balkan Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Ricketts
Charlie (uncredited) Charlie (uncredited)   See fewer
Ronald Roberts
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
William Robyns
Andy (uncredited) Andy (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Rockwell
Newfoundlander (uncredited) Newfoundlander (uncredited)   See fewer
Dick Rush
Raiilroad Conductor (uncredited) Raiilroad Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
Carlo Schipa
Puppeteer (uncredited) Puppeteer (uncredited)   See fewer
William Scott
Man in Dress Clothes (uncredited) Man in Dress Clothes (uncredited)   See fewer
Allan Sears
Balkan Passenger (uncredited) Balkan Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Billie Seward
Jerry's Wife (uncredited) Jerry's Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
Miriam Shelby
Balkan Passenger (uncredited) Balkan Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Marion Sheldon
Balkan Steerage Woman (uncredited) Balkan Steerage Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
Larry Steers
Audience Member in Front Row (uncredited) Audience Member in Front Row (uncredited)   See fewer
Al Stewart
Dishwasher (uncredited) Dishwasher (uncredited)   See fewer
Harry Strang
Newfoundlander (uncredited) Newfoundlander (uncredited)   See fewer
Ethel Sykes
Shipwreck Survivor (uncredited) Shipwreck Survivor (uncredited)   See fewer
Nick Thompson
Cook (uncredited) Cook (uncredited)   See fewer
Ellinor Vanderveer
Ship Paseenger (uncredited) Ship Paseenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Isabel Vecki
Balkan Steerage Girl (uncredited) Balkan Steerage Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Dorothy Vernon
Nun in Play (uncredited) Nun in Play (uncredited)   See fewer
Natalie Warfield
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
Niles Welch
Forrester Associate (uncredited) Forrester Associate (uncredited)   See fewer
William Welsh
Balkan Captain (uncredited) Balkan Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
Lillian West
Shipwreck Survivor (uncredited) Shipwreck Survivor (uncredited)   See fewer
Maston Williams
Balkan Sailor (uncredited) Balkan Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
Ernie Young
Balkan Passenger (uncredited) Balkan Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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