Beggars in Ermine [DVD] [1934]

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Beggars in Ermine
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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Lionel Atwill
    Lionel Atwill - John Dawson
  • Henry B. Walthall
    Henry B. Walthall - Marchant
  • Betty Furness
    Betty Furness - Joyce
  • Jameson Thomas
    Jameson Thomas - James Marley
  • James Bush
    James Bush - Lee Marley

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