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Heroes for Sale (17-Jun-1933)

Director: William A. Wellman

Writers: Robert Lord; Wilson Mizner

Keywords: Drama

Tom Holmes is an everyman who seems to get all the bad breaks, but never lets it dampen his spirits. Set in the WWI/Depression time frame, well-made though with the plot meandering somewhat. Among other films of its era, this pre-Code production leans decidedly to the left and as a "social conscience" effort it is sometimes compared to I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932).

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert Barrat
10-Jul-1889 7-Jan-1970 The Kennel Murder Case
Richard Barthelmess
9-May-1895 17-Aug-1963 Tol'able David
Berton Churchill
9-Dec-1876 10-Oct-1940 Heroes for Sale
Charley Grapewin
20-Dec-1869 2-Feb-1956 Tobacco Road
Aline MacMahon
3-May-1899 12-Oct-1991 Dragon Seed
Grant Mitchell
17-Jun-1874 1-May-1957 Father Is a Prince
Gordon Westcott
6-Nov-1903 31-Oct-1935 Heroes for Sale
Loretta Young
6-Jan-1913 12-Aug-2000 Platinum Blonde


Richard Barthelmess   ...   Tom
Aline MacMahon   ...   Mary
Loretta Young   ...   Ruth
Gordon Westcott   ...   Roger
Robert Barrat   ...   Max
Berton Churchill   ...   Mr. Winston
Grant Mitchell   ...   George Gibson
Charles Grapewin   ...   Pa Dennis
Robert McWade   ...   Dr. Briggs
George Pat Collins   ...   Lead Agitator
James Murray   ...   Blind Man
Edwin Maxwell   ...   President of Laundry
Margaret Seddon   ...   Mrs. Holmes
Arthur Vinton   ...   Capt. Joyce
Robert Elliott   ...   Squad Policeman
John Marston   ...   The Judge
Willard Robertson   ...   Sheriff
Notable uncredited roles
Ward Bond   ...   Red


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