Forgotten (1933)

65-66 mins | Drama | 15 February 1933

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HISTORY

The working title of this film was The Fifth Commandment ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Fifth Commandment . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
7 Feb 33
p. 6.
Film Daily
20 May 33
p. 3.
Harrison's Reports
3 Jun 33
p. 86.
Motion Picture Daily
1 Jun 33
p. 8.
Motion Picture Herald
5 Aug 33
p. 41.
Variety
6 Jun 33
p. 15.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Fifth Commandment
Release Date:
15 February 1933
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
65-66
Length(in feet):
6,047
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Papa Strauss, a poor widower living in New York's East Side with his daughter Lena and two sons, Louis and Hans, becomes wealthy over the years as his dye manufacturing company proves to be a success. Louis and Hans marry social climbers and soon develop designs on their father's profitable business. Lena is in love with Joseph Meyers, a poor chemist and inventor, and her father approves of their plans to marry. While Lena is away in the West visiting a dying friend of her father's, the sons and their wives induce Papa to retire because of his age. Forced to live in an old men's home after his sons shunt him, Papa is miserable at having nothing to do and is only visited by his sons once a week. When Lena returns, she berates her brothers and takes her father to live at her apartment. With Lena and Joseph, Papa starts a business to compete with his sons' company with the patented new dye process developed by Joseph. After the sons are forced to merge with their rival, Papa reveals to them that he is their competitor, and the family is happily ... +


Papa Strauss, a poor widower living in New York's East Side with his daughter Lena and two sons, Louis and Hans, becomes wealthy over the years as his dye manufacturing company proves to be a success. Louis and Hans marry social climbers and soon develop designs on their father's profitable business. Lena is in love with Joseph Meyers, a poor chemist and inventor, and her father approves of their plans to marry. While Lena is away in the West visiting a dying friend of her father's, the sons and their wives induce Papa to retire because of his age. Forced to live in an old men's home after his sons shunt him, Papa is miserable at having nothing to do and is only visited by his sons once a week. When Lena returns, she berates her brothers and takes her father to live at her apartment. With Lena and Joseph, Papa starts a business to compete with his sons' company with the patented new dye process developed by Joseph. After the sons are forced to merge with their rival, Papa reveals to them that he is their competitor, and the family is happily reunited. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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