Whom the Gods Destroy

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Whom the Gods Destroy

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Whom the Gods Destroy

Release Date: July 12, 1934

Year    :   1934
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Columbia Pictures
Director    :   Walter Lang
Producers    :   Felix Young
Writers    :   Sidney Buchman, Albert Payson Terhune
RunTime    :   75 mins.

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 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.


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