Humanity (1933)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this melodrama a Lower East Side doctor struggles to earn enough money to pay for his son's tuition in a prestigious European medical school. The doctor, who raised the boy alone following his wife's death, dreams that the boy will join his humble practice and help the poor receive proper treatment. Unfortunately, his son has other plan and as soon as he returns with his new degree tells his father that he plans to work on Park Avenue where the real money is so he can impress his high-bred girl friend. Later, the boy gets caught aiding a wounded gangster. To protect his son, the father takes the blame and ends up losing his practice. After the disgraced doc dies of shame, his son feels intense guilt and remorse. This spurs him to leave his girl friend and the high life to resume his father's practice.

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love, money, self-sacrifice, son