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One Third of a Nation (1939)





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Adapted from a play which was originally produced by the Federal Theatre Project (part of the WPA), this is a film from the Depression era which shows the disparity between life in the slums and the life of the upper class. When a young man inherits a city block in the ghetto, he begins to meet those who live there. One, a young boy, had been crippled in a fire which ripped through his tenement. He meets and falls in love with this young boy's sister as well.

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Sylvia Sidney
as Mary Rogers
Leif Erickson
as Peter Cortlant
Hiram Sherman
as Donald Hinchley
Sidney Lumet
as Joey Rogers
Muriel Hutchison
as Ethel Cortlant
Percy Waram
as Arthur Mather
Otto Hulett
as Assistant District Attorney
Horace Sinclair
as John butler
Charles Dingle
as Mr. Rogers
Edmonia Nolley
as Mrs. Rogers
Hugh Cameron
as Mr. Cassidy
Julia Fassett
as Mrs. Cassidy
Baruch Lumet
as Mr. Rosen
Byron Russell
as Inspector Castle
Robert George
as Building Inspector
Wayne Nunn
as Inspector Waller
Max Hirsch
as Mr. Cohen
Miriam Goldina
as Mrs. Cohen
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