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A fire in a run-down tenement building injures young Joey Rogers. Wealthy passerby Peter Cortlant rushes the boy and his attractive older sister Mary to the hospital and pays the medical ... See full summary »
The play of the same title upon which this film is based opened at the Adelphi Theatre, 152 W. 54th St., on January 17, 1938 and ran for 237 performances until October 22, 1938. It was produced by the Federal Theatre Project, part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). It was the first WPA play sold to the film industry. Proceeds from the sale were earmarked for the Federal Writers Committee, another unit of the WPA that sponsored writers who wrote about American culture and heritage.