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|The Way of All Flesh|
|Directed by||Louis King|
|Screenplay by||Lenore J. Coffee|
|Story by||Lajos Bíró|
|Produced by||William LeBaron|
William "Bill" Henry
|Edited by||Stuart Gilmore|
|Music by||Victor Young|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
The Way of All Flesh is a 1940 American drama film directed by Louis King and written by Lenore J. Coffee. The film stars Akim Tamiroff, Gladys George, William "Bill" Henry, Muriel Angelus, Berton Churchill, and Roger Imhof. The film was released on July 5, 1940, by Paramount Pictures. It is a remake of the lost 1927 silent film of the same name.
A successful banker is traveling with a large amount of the bank’s cash. He is the victim of a robbery. Ashamed to return home, he disappears and becomes a derelict. Many years later, he finds himself in his old home town. He peers into the window of his own house and sees his family; now grown. His wife comes out, not recognizing her husband, she invites him in. He thanks her but departs, walking into the darkness. I was reading an article about how Priscilla & Elvis adored this film. I glanced at the synopsis but couldn’t find it again. A parallel to It’s a Wonderful Life & Uncle Billy.
- Akim Tamiroff as Paul Kriza
- Gladys George as Anna Kriza
- William "Bill" Henry as Paul Kriza, Jr.
- Muriel Angelus as Mary Brown
- Berton Churchill as Reginald L. Morten
- Roger Imhof as Franz Henzel
- James Seay as Varno
- Douglas Kennedy as Timothy
- Norma Gene Nelson as Mitzi as a Child
- Tommy Bupp as Timothy as a Child
- June Hedin as Julie as a Child
- Darryl Hickman as Victor as a boy
- James West as Paul, Jr., as a Child
- John Harmon as Pete
- James Burke as Frisco
- Marilyn Knowlden as Julie Kriza
- John Hartley as Victor Kriza
- Sheila Ryan as Mitzi Kriza
- Fritz Leiber as Max
- Torben Meyer as Sandor Nemzeti
- Stanley Price as Lefty
- Leonard Penn as Joe
- "The Way of All Flesh (1940) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-06-24.
- Crowther, Bosley (1940-06-06). "Movie Review - Florian - THE SCREEN IN REVIEW; 'Florian,' a Tale of a Noble Horse in Old Vienna, at Loew's Criterion-'The Way of All Flesh,' With Akim Tamiroff, at the Paramount". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-06-24.
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