Sins of the Fathers


1h 27m 1928

Brief Synopsis

A married restaurant owner is persuaded to become a bootlegger by a beautiful young girl. When he starts making money at it, she steals it, then runs off with another man. His wife finds out what happened. Complications ensue.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 29, 1928
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m
Sound
Mono (MovieTone) (singing sequences, sound effects)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
7,845ft (10 reels)

Synopsis

Wilhelm Spengler, a German-American restaurateur, falls for Gretta, an unprincipled adventuress, and Wilhelm's wife, already sick from overwork, dies of a broken heart. With the advent of Prohibition, Gretta persuades Wilhelm to become a bootlegger; he amasses a fortune, sending his son, Tom, to the best schools. Upon graduation from college, Tom, who celebrates by getting drunk, goes blind drinking his father's bootleg hooch. Wilhelm is arrested in a raid, and Gretta runs off with his money and another man. His fortune gone, his son blind, and himself serving a prison term, Wilhelm's spirit is broken. He wins an early release for good behavior and becomes a waiter in a beer garden. One day he comes across his son, cured of blindness, and they are happily reunited.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 29, 1928
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m
Sound
Mono (MovieTone) (singing sequences, sound effects)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
7,845ft (10 reels)

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