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The Sins of the Children

The Sins of the Children, also known as Father's Day and The Richest Man in the World, is a 1930 American pre-Code drama film, which was produced and directed by Sam Wood and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

The Sins of the Children
Directed by Sam Wood
Produced by Sam Wood
Starring Louis Mann
Robert Montgomery
Elliott Nugent
Ralph Bushman
Cinematography Henry Sharp
Edited by Frank Sullivan
Distributed by MGM
Release date
  • June 28, 1930 (1930-06-28) (U.S.)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English


"Adolf Wagenkampf", a German immigrant barber on the verge of becoming rich, takes his sickly son away on a two-year stay in a drier climate. The man's partner deems him a failure, but he learns that his family is more important than finance.


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