That's Gratitude


1h 7m 1934

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 8, 1934
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Foy Productions, Ltd.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play That's Gratitude by Frank Craven (New York, 11 Sep 1930).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 7m
Film Length
7 reels

Synopsis

Bob Grant, an expert stage manager, is stuck in a small town managing amateur musical comedies. He lives in hotel, where he often takes care of his alcoholic neighbor, Thomas Maxwell. One day, Maxwell expresses his gratitude to Bob by inviting him to move into his home. As the show has folded and he has no money, Bob accepts the offer and stays long after his welcome has worn out. Maxwell hints to Bob that he must leave, but Bob insists on staying. When Maxwell discourages his daughter Delia, a singer, from joining the theater, Delia's fiancé, William North, finances her and Bob's departure to the city so that he can be free to romance Delia's sister Dora, with whom he is truly in love. Soon after arriving in the city, Bob transforms Delia into a beautiful and talented performer. The troupe plays in Delia's home town, where Bob intends to ask Maxwell's permission to marry his daughter. Just before he announces his plans, however, Bob receives a note from Delia stating that she has eloped with the leading man to New York in order to get better parts. Bob quickly dismisses his disappointment and realizes that "that's gratitude."

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 8, 1934
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Foy Productions, Ltd.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play That's Gratitude by Frank Craven (New York, 11 Sep 1930).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 7m
Film Length
7 reels

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Notes

This film marked the screen debut of actor John Buckler.