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Symphony of Six Million (1932)

Approved | | Drama | 29 April 1932 (USA)
Boy grows up to become a successful doctor at the expense of family relationships.

Director:

Gregory La Cava

Writers:

Fannie Hurst (story), J. Walter Ruben (screenplay and dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ricardo Cortez ... Dr. Felix 'Felixel' Klauber
Irene Dunne ... Jessica
Anna Appel ... Hannah Klauber
Gregory Ratoff ... Meyer Klauber
Noel Madison ... Magnus Klauber
Lita Chevret ... Birdie Klauber
John St. Polis ... Dr. Schifflen
Julie Haydon ... Miss Grey - Felix's Nurse-Receptionist
Helen Freeman Helen Freeman ... Miss Spencer - Felix's Nurse
Josephine Whittell ... Mrs. Gifford
Oscar Apfel ... Conferring Doctor
Eddie Phillips ... Birdie's Husband
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Storyline

A brilliant young doctor grows away from his family and his community when his older brother convinces him to make his fortune as a Park Avenue doctor. He spends his time prescribing placebos to people who are not sick leaving no time for his clinic and his passion of genuine healing. When tragedy strikes, he sees where his obligations lie, but will it be too late? Written by Sister Grimm <srgrimm@teleport.com>

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Taglines:

The city...crucible of dreams, and glory...from its turbulent soul rises a human story! (Print Ad- Evening Recorder, ((Amsterdam, NY)) 9 May 1932)

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fanny Hurst's Symphony for Six Million See more »

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Budget:

$270,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Dr. Schifflen: My boy, there are two kinds of men in our profession. Some are gifted with the spark of genius; some of us are... just doctors.
[walks to the door and opens it, then turns back toward Felix]
Dr. Schifflen: Felix Klauber, you're more capable than I, but if you don't go through with this operation, I will.
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Featured in David O. Selznick: 'Your New Producer' (1935) See more »

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What a Great Movie
3 October 2002 | by gelasheSee all my reviews

I was intrigued with the title of Six Million having a Jewish theme and what the connection would be since the movie was made in 1932. Once watching I was riveted to the story. The actors were custom made for their parts, hearing Oyfn Pripinchik being played throughout the movie made it heartwarming and endearing. A real Yiddishe Mama, an old fashioned papa (fabric cutter) and their children all living on the Lower East Side. The theme was that one of their son's wanted to be a doctor and took up a practice in their neighborhood caring for the poor (sometimes accepting no payment or very little) because it was rewarding for him. His brother saw it as wasting his talents and wanted him to become a Park Avenue big shot to make money. He did and lost his spirit. But wait til the middle and the end to see what happens. Have a box of tissues around. You will need it. Typical Fanny Hurst style.


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