Beggars in Ermine (1934)





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The Mongram "special" Beggars in Ermine was based on a novel by Esther Lynd Day. Having lost both legs in an accident, steel-mill owner John Dawson (Lionel Atwill) disconsolately goes among "the people" in hopes of finding a reason for living. Upon befriending blind peddler Marchant (Henry B. Walthall), Dawson puts his organizational skills to practical use by "unionizing" Walthall's beggar pals, doubling and tripling their effectiveness. His new "street" friends help Dawson get the goods on his crooked business manager James Marley (Jameson Thomas), who had arranged Dawson's "accident." It's quite refreshing to see perennial screen-villain Lionel Atwill in a 100% sympathetic role, which he carries off in grand style.
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Lionel Atwill
as John 'Flint' Dawson aka John Daniels
Henry B. Walthall
as Marchant the Blind Man
Betty Furness
as Joyce Dawson
James Bush
as Lee Marley, Jim's Son
Jameson Thomas
as James Marley
Astrid Allwyn
as Vivian
Stephen Gross
as Scott Taggart
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The ideas that the story proposes are pretty cool, but the plot has little if any conflict, and the movie becomes boring right in the middle of it, which is a bad sign. I was disappointed with this movie.

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