This Side Of Heaven

  • 1934
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Barrymore plays the head of a large family who becomes mixed up in some underhanded financial dealings. His wife, Bainter, is a budding writer who has just sold a story to a motion picture company, so he covers his guilty feelings with a pretense of happiness. His eldest daughter's fiance is an auditor for Barrymore's company who discovers the errors in...read more

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Barrymore plays the head of a large family who becomes mixed up in some underhanded financial dealings. His wife, Bainter, is a budding writer who has just sold a story to a motion picture company, so he covers his guilty feelings with a pretense of happiness. His eldest daughter's

fiance is an auditor for Barrymore's company who discovers the errors in the books and knows Barrymore's in for some big trouble. The fiance is abandoned by the daughter, who decides she must stick with her father after the fiance becomes embarrassed over Barrymore's misdeeds. Meanwhile

Barrymore's younger daughter elopes but returns to be with her family during the crisis. The youngest son is denied membership in a fraternity and, driving in a highly emotional state, crashes and is sent to the hospital. Barrymore ingests poison so he won't embarrass his family with a public

scandal, and is also hospitalized, but the clan sticks by him. A cut and dried melodrama made realistic by the quality of the acting. The film did quite well at the box office, particularly with the family audiences it was aimed at.

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  • Rating: NR
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