Hearts of Humanity (1932)

56, 65 or 70 mins | Drama | 1 September 1932

Director:

Christy Cabanne

Writer:

Olga Printzlau

Producer:

John Clein

Cinematographer:

Charles Stumar

Editor:

Don Lindberg

Production Designer:

John Ducasse Schulze

Production Company:

Majestic Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

According to the Var review, this was filmed in six days at a cost of approximately ... More Less

According to the Var review, this was filmed in six days at a cost of approximately $30,000. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
21 Sep 1932.
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Hollywood Reporter
9 Sep 32
p. 10.
Motion Picture Herald
27 Aug 32
pp. 48-49.
Motion Picture Herald
24 Sep 32
p. 34.
Variety
27 Sep 32
p. 21.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 September 1932
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
56, 65 or 70
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Irish policeman Tom O'Hara is killed by a thief in Sol Bloom's antique store, but before he dies, he asks widower Sol to take care of his son Shandy, who will be arriving soon from Europe. Sol's own son Joey is streetwise and uncontrollable, although Sol has reared him lovingly. Sol adopts Shandy and treats him like his own son, and Shandy reciprocates with love and helpfulness. Shandy looks after Joey, who is continually getting into trouble. When Joey steals a dollar from his father's cash register, Shandy pawns the harp his mother gave him to replace the money so Joey will not get into trouble. When Joey breaks a neighbor's window, Shandy offers to pay the owner ten dollars so he will not tell Sol, however he is unable to get his harp back because it has been sold. Desperate, Shandy asks the new owner to lend it to him, and then steals it when the owner refuses. He wins a ten dollar prize performing in an amateur night contest, but is so guilt-ridden about having stolen the harp that he wanders aimlessly in the rain. Shandy takes ill and is brought home by a policeman. Joey reforms and prays for Shandy's recovery. Joey's improvement bolsters Shandy, who recovers, and the harp's owner returns the harp to ... +


Irish policeman Tom O'Hara is killed by a thief in Sol Bloom's antique store, but before he dies, he asks widower Sol to take care of his son Shandy, who will be arriving soon from Europe. Sol's own son Joey is streetwise and uncontrollable, although Sol has reared him lovingly. Sol adopts Shandy and treats him like his own son, and Shandy reciprocates with love and helpfulness. Shandy looks after Joey, who is continually getting into trouble. When Joey steals a dollar from his father's cash register, Shandy pawns the harp his mother gave him to replace the money so Joey will not get into trouble. When Joey breaks a neighbor's window, Shandy offers to pay the owner ten dollars so he will not tell Sol, however he is unable to get his harp back because it has been sold. Desperate, Shandy asks the new owner to lend it to him, and then steals it when the owner refuses. He wins a ten dollar prize performing in an amateur night contest, but is so guilt-ridden about having stolen the harp that he wanders aimlessly in the rain. Shandy takes ill and is brought home by a policeman. Joey reforms and prays for Shandy's recovery. Joey's improvement bolsters Shandy, who recovers, and the harp's owner returns the harp to Shandy. +

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