In Love with Life (1934)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama  |   Release Date - May 12, 1934 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Like many Chesterfield-Invincible films of the era, In Love with Life is built around the talents of a prominent character -- in this case, curmudgeonly Claude Gillingwater Sr. Having disowned his daughter Sharon (Lila Lee), mean old millionaire Morley adopts his grandson (Dickie Moore), the only person he truly cares about. Comes the Wall Street crash, and Morley's fortune is wiped out. It is then he realizes how much he loves his estranged daughter, leading to a tearful reconciliation. Onslow Stevens co-stars as "The Professor," emphasizing the bookishness of his characterization with a pair off ill-fitting spectacles. In Love with Life isn't exactly a barrel of laughs, but it gets by on its sentimental value.

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daughter, estrangement, grandson, millionaire, reconciliation, stock-market-crash