Long Lost Father (1934)

Genres - Comedy, Drama  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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John Barrymore is the Long Lost Father in this lightweight seriocomedy. Barrymore is felicitously cast as Carl Bellairs, who is unexpectedly reunited with Lindsay Lane (Helen Chandler), the daughter he deserted years earlier. Not surprisingly, Lindsay wants nothing to do with her prodigal dad, even though both are employed by nightclub owner Tony Gelding (Alan Mowbray). Despite Lindsay's icy hostility, Bellairs rescues her when she is falsely accused of theft. The bittersweet ending is somehow appropriate to this impeccably tailored star vehicle. Scripted by Dwight Taylor, Long Lost Father is a rare foray into sophisticated comedy by King Kong director Ernest B. Schoesdack.

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club [organization], criminal, daughter, desert, entertainer, false-accusation, family, family-abandonment, father, generation-gap, manager, nightclub, robbery, romance, show