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The Great Man Votes (1939)

Passed
72 min | Drama

In 1923, Gregory Vance, a widower with two children, is a former scholar who has turned from book-to-bottle. He works, slightly, as a night-watchman and his children, who know him for what he is and what he isn't, are his only admirers. ...See moreIn 1923, Gregory Vance, a widower with two children, is a former scholar who has turned from book-to-bottle. He works, slightly, as a night-watchman and his children, who know him for what he is and what he isn't, are his only admirers. Then, it is discovered that he is the only registered voter in a key precinct and the politicians, from both parties, arrive in droves bearing inducements. What he does about this situation, and the relatives who want to take his children away from him make up the story. Written by Les Adams See less
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Russell Metty (photographed by)
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Jack Hively (edited by)
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Jan 13, 1939 (United States)

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John Barrymore
Gregory Vance Gregory Vance   See fewer
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Peter Holden
Donald Donald   See fewer
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Katharine Alexander
Miss Billow Miss Billow   See fewer
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Donald MacBride
Iron Hat McCarthy Iron Hat McCarthy   See fewer
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Benny Bartlett
Davy McCarthy (as Bennie Bartlett) Davy McCarthy (as Bennie Bartlett)   See fewer
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Brandon Tynan
Chester Ainslee Chester Ainslee   See fewer
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Elisabeth Risdon
Phoebe Ainslee Phoebe Ainslee   See fewer
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Granville Bates
The Mayor The Mayor   See fewer
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J.M. Kerrigan
Hot Shot Gillings Hot Shot Gillings   See fewer
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William Demarest
Charles Dale Charles Dale   See fewer
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Roy Gordon
Mr. Byrne Mr. Byrne   See fewer
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Murray Alper
Tri-County Distribution Truck Driver (uncredited) Tri-County Distribution Truck Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Matthew 'Stymie' Beard
Davy's Friend (uncredited) Davy's Friend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph E. Bernard
'Brad' Bradley (uncredited) 'Brad' Bradley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maurice Cass
Children's Society Report Writer (uncredited) Children's Society Report Writer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Esther Dale
Ms. Markham (uncredited) Ms. Markham (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Everton
Mr. Offer (uncredited) Mr. Offer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Geary
Cement Man (uncredited) Cement Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frances Hughes
Little Girl (uncredited) Little Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wayne Hull
Twins running beside car (uncredited) Twins running beside car (uncredited)   See fewer
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Darwood Kaye
Boy Reading News Clipping (uncredited) Boy Reading News Clipping (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Kerr
Milk Truck Driver (uncredited) Milk Truck Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Terry Kilburn
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Sande
Radio Newscaster in Montage (uncredited) Radio Newscaster in Montage (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Strange
Man at Party Meeting (uncredited) Man at Party Meeting (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elliott Sullivan
Cement Man (uncredited) Cement Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Sully
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6.7 / 10 | 488 votes