Are These Our Children? (1931)

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Title: Are These Our Children? [IMDb]

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Release date: November 13, 1931
Studio: RKO
Runtime: 84 minutes
IMDB genres: drama
BYU holdings: https://search.lib.byu.edu/byu/record/lee.6769026

Synopsis [hide]

A good kid with no record commits a robbery, kills an old man and winds up on death row. The authorities try to figure out why he went bad.

Plot keywords (from IMDb): alcoholism, boy, confession of crime, contest, dancing, delicatessen, dog, drunkenness, execution, grandmother, guilt, gunfire, jealousy, judge, juvenile delinquent, lawyer, liquor, lord's prayer, murder, new york city, nightclub, police, prison, reporter, speech, taxi driver, trial, u.s. constitution, witness, robbery

Cast and Crew

Eric LindenEdward 'Eddie' Brand
Beryl MercerMrs. Martin
Billy ButtsBobby Brand
Rochelle HudsonMary
William OrlamondHeinie Krantz
Arline JudgeFlo Carnes
Roberta GaleMaybelle
Mary KornmanAgnes
Ben AlexanderNick Crosby
Bobby QuirkBennie Gray

Wesley Ruggles: director

Max Steiner: composer

Film Statistics

Film duration: 1:23:34
Music duration: 00:20:32
Pages in score: 71
Total themes: 17
Themes with variants: 4
Total variants: 38
Total gestures: 0
Total underscoring sections: 1
Total underscoring duration: 00:00:18
Total instances: 65


Name Uses Variants
Dreams 30 25
Makes You Forget Your Troubles 20 8
Moonbeams 3 2
Dance Tune 1 0
Dreams B 1 0
Flapper and Eddie Waltz 1 0
Foxtrot 1 0
Incidental Music 1 0
Introduction 1 0
Lascia ch'io pianga 1 0
RKO Tower 1 0


Name Uses
Dreams + Makes You Forget Your Troubles 3

Source Music

Name Uses
St. James Infirmary 2
Hey! Hey! 1
Hold That Tiger 1
Humming 1
Stars and Stripes Forever 1