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The Way of All Flesh (1940 film)

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The Way of All Flesh
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLouis King
Screenplay byLenore J. Coffee
Story byLajos Bíró
Jules Furthman
Produced byWilliam LeBaron
StarringAkim Tamiroff
Gladys George
William "Bill" Henry
Muriel Angelus
Berton Churchill
Roger Imhof
CinematographyTheodor Sparkuhl
Edited byStuart Gilmore
Music byVictor Young
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • July 5, 1940 (1940-07-05)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited States

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.[1][2] It is a remake of the lost 1927 silent film of the same name.


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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.



  1. ^ "The Way of All Flesh (1940) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-06-24.
  2. ^ 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". Retrieved 2015-06-24.

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