Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Scroogelike William H. Thompson thinks nothing of exploiting and persecuting those financially beholden to him. Thompson's son Charles Ray is as purehearted and generous as his dad is mean-spirited and greedy. When Ray is shabbily treated by Thompson once too often, he becomes a dope addict. At long last, Thompson is awakened to his deficincies as a father and as a human being. The fine hand of scenarist C. Gardner Sullivan is more than evident in The Dividend's purple-prosed subtitles.
abuse, accident, addiction, Christmas, college, conflict, drugs, employment, father, forgiveness, generation-gap, home, loot, offer, office, selfishness, son, street, tenant, worker