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The Power and the Glory

Country: USA

Genre: Drama



After the suicide of hated industrialist Tom Garner (Spencer Tracy), his best friend Henry (Ralph Morgan) recalls his former boss' life, family problems, and his rise from track walker to president of the railroad, beginning with the time when, as a boy, Tom took Henry under his wing and taught him how to stand up for himself.


  • In its overall concept (using a sequence of flashbacks to tell the story of the rise of an industrial magnate) "The Power and the Glory" anticipated "Citizen Kane" (1941) by eight years (though there are also important differences between the two films, and "Citizen Kane" is arguably far more ambitious in terms of its themes). Orson Welles claimed he never saw "The Power and the Glory", but it is believed that his screenwriter, Herman J. Mankiewicz, almost certainly did.
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  • Spencer Tracy
    (Tom Garner)
  • Colleen Moore
    (Sally Garner)
  • Ralph Morgan
  • Helen Vinson
    (Eve Borden)
  • Phillip Trent
    (Tom Garner Jr.)
  • Henry Kolker
    (Mr. Borden)
  • Sarah Padden
    (Henry's Wife)
  • Billy O'Brien
    (Tom as a Boy)
  • Cullen Johnson
    (Henry as a Boy)
  • J. Farrell MacDonald

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Interesting idea, innovative treatment, but does end up overreaching itself a bit.

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