Christopher Bean (1933) - Rotten Tomatoes

Christopher Bean (1933)





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Based on the play by Sidney Howard (of Gone with the Wind and Dead End fame), Christopher Bean is a showcase for the magnificent Marie Dressler. She plays Abby, the poor but proud housekeeper of a small-town doctor (Lionel Barrymore), his wife (Beulah Bondi), and their children. Years before the story proper begins, Abby had been a close friend of Christopher Bean, a local painter who was treated as a pariah by the community because of his drunken misbehavior. After his death, however, Bean was acknowledged as a genius, and his paintings became extremely valuable. One of Bean's best works is a portrait that he painted of Abby -- and she refuses to part with it at any price, despite the entreaties of her avaricious employers. Sadly, Christopher Bean was Marie Dressler's final film; she died of cancer not long after its completion.


Russell Hardie
as Warren Creamer
Lionel Barrymore
as Dr. Haggett
H.B. Warner
as Davenport
Beulah Bondi
as Mrs. Haggett
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Critic Reviews for Christopher Bean

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A delightful funny film. [Full review in Spanish]

October 5, 2020 | Full Review…

An over-long and slap-stick adaptation of the Sidney Howard play.

June 17, 2019 | Full Review…

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