The Working Man (1933)

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Successful wealthy shoe manufacturer John Reeves takes a vacation, leaving his business in the hands of his nephew. While on vacation Reeves runs into his rival's heirs, who are living it ... See full summary »


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  • Bette Davis and Theodore Newton in The Working Man (1933)
  • Bette Davis, George Arliss, Hardie Albright, James Bush, Ruthelma Stevens, and Pat Wing in The Working Man (1933)
  • Bette Davis, George Arliss, and Theodore Newton in The Working Man (1933)
  • Bette Davis, George Arliss, and Gordon Westcott in The Working Man (1933)
  • Bette Davis, George Arliss, and Theodore Newton in The Working Man (1933)

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10 December 2017 | richardchatten
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| Enjoyably Nonsensical Star Vehicle
George Arliss does his usual enjoyable turn as a wily old patriarch running rings round the rest of the cast while adroitly covering his tracks in 'The Working Man', which takes him out of his usual historical fancy dress and instead places him at the helm of a very contemporary tale of post-Crash America; complete with a Thoroughly Modern young female lead in the form of Arliss's young blonde protégé Bette Davis.

With America at the time sunk in the depths of the Great Depression, Arliss's extraordinary manipulation of two competing shoe manufacturers pretty much on a whim - played as good-natured force - provides a bizarre commentary on its time; and Arliss remains fun to watch over seventy years after his death.

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