Sweepings is a 1933 American pre-Code drama film directed by John Cromwell, written by Lester Cohen, and starring Lionel Barrymore, Eric Linden, William Gargan, Gloria Stuart and Alan Dinehart. It was released on April 14, 1933, by RKO Pictures.
|Directed by||John Cromwell|
|Produced by||David O. Selznick|
|Screenplay by||Lester Cohen|
by Lester Cohen
|Music by||Max Steiner|
|Edited by||George Nicholls, Jr.|
|Distributed by||RKO Pictures|
Daniel Pardway builds his Chicago department store, the Bazaar, from nothing into a major success, making him wealthy. After the birth of his fourth child, he is left widowed. He raises his three sons and one daughter the best he can, denying them nothing, dreaming of one day leaving his store in their hands. When they are all adults, he turns to each of his sons in turn (he dismisses his daughter because she is a girl), but all of them prove unwilling or unable to manage the store.
- Lionel Barrymore as Daniel Pardway
- Eric Linden as Freddie Pardway
- William Gargan as Gene Pardway
- Gloria Stuart as Phoebe
- Alan Dinehart as Thane Pardway
- Gregory Ratoff as Abe Ullman
- Helen Mack as Mamie Donahue.
- Lucien Littlefield as Grimson
- George Meeker as Bert Pardway
- Ninetta Sunderland as Abigail Pardway
- Esther Muir as Violet
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- "Sweepings Trailer, Reviews and Schedule for Sweepings". TV Guide. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
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