The Match King Poster

Release Date: 1932

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 20 min

Plot Summary
In 1920s Chicago, Paul Kroll (Warren William) rises from humble street sweeper to merciless entrepreneur by using deceitful, underhanded tactics. When his uncle sends word that his hometown's match works is about to go under, Paul -- using stolen money -- buys the plant and ruthlessly establishes a match manufacturing empire throughout Europe. But his business exploits eventually go awry when he falls for a beautiful actress named Marta (Lili Damita).

Cast: Warren William, Lili Damita, Glenda Farrell, Harold Huber, John Wray, Hardie Albright

Director: Howard Bretherton

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: First National Pictures

Keywords: Fall, 1930s, Girlfriend, Small town, Rise, Dark, Melodramatic, Love, Family