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The negligent owner of a tenement slum becomes romantically involved with one of the building's residents. Future film director Sidney Lumet plays a key supporting role in this social-consciousness drama from 1939.

  1. Dudley Murphy


Top Billed Cast

  1. Sylvia Sidney

    Sylvia Sidney

    Mary Rogers

  2. Leif Erickson

    Leif Erickson

    Peter Cortlant

  3. Sidney Lumet

    Sidney Lumet

    Joey Rogers

  4. Charles Dingle

    Charles Dingle

    Mr. Rogers

  5. Myron McCormick

    Myron McCormick

    Sam Moon

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...One Third of a Nation...
...One Third of a Nation...


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Status Released

Release Information

  • February 10, 1939


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 19m

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