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Gabriel Over the White House (31-Mar-1933)

Director: Gregory La Cava

Writers: Carey Wilson; Bertram Bloch

From novel: Rinehard by T. F. Tweed

Musical Score by: Dr. William Axt

Keywords: Drama

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
C. Henry Gordon
17-Jun-1884 3-Dec-1940 Scarface
Samuel S. Hinds
4-Apr-1875 13-Oct-1948 It's a Wonderful Life
Walter Huston
6-Apr-1884 7-Apr-1950 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
David Landau
9-Mar-1879 20-Sep-1935 Judge Priest
Dickie Moore
12-Sep-1925 7-Sep-2015 The Little Rascals
Karen Morley
12-Dec-1909 8-Mar-2003 Gabriel Over the White House
Jean Parker
11-Aug-1915 30-Nov-2005 Little Women
Franchot Tone
27-Feb-1905 18-Sep-1968 Advise and Consent


Walter Huston   ...   Hon. Judson Hammond, the President
Karen Morley   ...   Pendola Molloy
Franchot Tone   ...   Hartley Beekman, Secretary to the President
Arthur Byron   ...   Jasper Brooks, Secretary of State
Dickie Moore   ...   Jimmy Vetter
C. Henry Gordon   ...   Nick Diamond
David Landau   ...   John Bronson
Samuel S. Hinds   ...   Dr. Eastman
William Pawley   ...   Borell
Jean Parker   ...   Alice Bronson
Claire DuBrey   ...   Jimmy's Nurse


Review by A.D. Keith (posted on 12-Sep-2005)

Excellent movie. Huston the best. Great insight as actor portraying president first the puppet of bad guys, and later the transformed product of apparently angel's influence. Did movie give Japanese the idea to bomb American ships in 1941, and also as far as wars ruining entire cities did it give Germany the idea to bomb London in World War Two? Not a bad beginning to all the work programs FDR instituted in the 1930s. FDR really had his hands full with the hobo camps started in the Hoover era. Hoover tried, but he couldn't feed these people (it seems I remember "Hooverville" from "Annie" -- another Great Depression-era story).

Perhaps Bush now has seen the need for presidential intervention in the Katrina crisis, and will see to it that these victims are fed, clothed and housed. His next assignment will be to make sure the returning war veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan receive the same benefits, or perhaps later there could be a repeat of war veterans living in hobo camps unable to find jobs that no longer exist due to the changing times.

I am a History Major at The Ohio State University. GO BUCKS!

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