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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.

  1. Walter Lang

    Director

  2. Sidney Buchman

    Screenplay

  3. Albert Payson Terhune

    Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Walter Connolly

    Walter Connolly

    John Forrester aka Eric Jann aka Peter Korotoff

  2. Doris Kenyon

    Doris Kenyon

    Margaret Forrester

  3. Robert Young

    Robert Young

    Jack Forrester

  4. Scotty Beckett

    Scotty Beckett

    Jack Forrester, Age 4

  5. Henry Kolker

    Henry Kolker

    Carlo - the Puppeteer

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Whom the Gods Destroy

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Status Released

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  • July 12, 1934
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 15m

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