Symphony of Six Million

Symphony of Six Million

Director: Gregory La Cava Cast: Irene Dunne, Ricardo Cortez, Gregory Ratoff


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In this misleadingly-titled 1932 medical (not musical) drama, the resolve of a young surgeon is severely tested. Dr. Felix Klauber (Ricardo Cortez), is a selfless Jewish physician who has grown up in the segregated slums of New York City. Through hard work, he becomes a wealthy Park Avenue doctor. He is called to operate on his father, Meyer Klauber (Gregory Ratoff), to remove a small tumor. But Dr. Klauber makes a fatal mistake, and his father dies on the operating table. Klauber now becomes plagued by guilt and self-doubt and is afraid to practice his profession. His girlfriend Jessica (Irene Dunne) urges him to continue. When it turns out that she, too, requires surgery, his love for her and her entreaties compel him to return to perform the delicate operation. This RKO Studios production was based on a novel by Fannie Hurst. ~ Michael Betzold

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2011
UPC: 0883316343388
Original Release: 1932
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 41,686

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Irene Dunne Jessica
Ricardo Cortez Dr. Felix Klauber
Gregory Ratoff Meyer Klauber
Anna Appel Hannah Klauber
Lita Chevret Birdie Klauber
Noel Madison Magnus Klauber
Helen Freeman Miss Spencer
Oscar Apfel Doctor
Harold Goodwin Intern
Julie Haydon Nurse-Receptionist
Lester Lee Felix as a Boy
John St. Polis Dr. Schifflen
Josephine Whittell Mrs. Gifford
Eddie Phillips Actor

Technical Credits
Gregory La Cava Director
Pandro S. Berman Associate Producer
Carroll Clark Art Director
Archie Marshek Editor
J. Walter Ruben Screenwriter
Bernard Schubert Screenwriter
David O. Selznick Producer
James Seymour Screenwriter
Max Steiner Score Composer
Leo Tover Cinematographer

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