Our Neighbors - The Carters (1939) - Rotten Tomatoes

Our Neighbors - The Carters (1939)





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The Carter Family finds itself in serious financial difficulty when its patriarch, druggist Doc Carter (Frank Craven), is all but forced out of business by a neighboring chain store. Doc isn't worried so much for himself and his wife Emma (Fay Bainter) as he is for his five children, played by Scotty Beckett, Bennie Bartlett, Donald Brenon, Mary Thomas and Gloria Carter (who real name is the same as her "reel" name). But there may be a way out: wealthy Bill and Gloria Hastings (Edmund Lowe, Genevieve Tobin), longtime friends of the Carters, have offered to adopt the couple's polio-stricken son Dickie (Beckett) for a substantial fee. Doc and Emma refuse this offer, but their somewhat more practical children offer themselves up for adoption rather than separate little Dickie from his parents. The ultimately happy denoument suggests that Paramount Pictures hoped to develop a "Carter Family" series, though no such project developed. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Frank Craven
as Doc Carter
Fay Bainter
as Ellen Carter
Edmund Lowe
as Bill Hastings
Genevieve Tobin
as Gloria Hastings
Mary Thomas
as Mattie Carter
Scotty Beckett
as Dickie Carter
Bennie Bartlett
as Junior Carter
Donald Brenon
as Paul Carter
Nana Bryant
as Louise Wilcox
Thurston Hall
as Mr. Guilfoyle
Granville Bates
as Joseph Laurence
Edward McWade
as Pop Hagen
Norman Phillips
as Henry Laurence
Richard Clayton
as Peter Bush
Frank Reicher
as Dr. Proser
John Conte
as Reporter
Martha Mears
as Girl Reporter
Eddie Marr
as Storekeeper
George Anderson
as Drug Company Representative
Frances Morris
as Secretary to Mr. Guilfoyle
Judith King
as Secretary
Janet Waldo
as Receptionist
Patsy Mace
as Receptionist
Wandah Kay
as Usherette
Audrey Maynard
as Usherette
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