Man Who Played God Synopsis

While giving a private performance for a visiting monarch, concert pianist Montgomery Royale is deafened when a bomb is detonated in an attempt to assassinate the foreign ruler. With his career over as a result of his injury, Royale returns to New York City with his sister Florence, close friend Mildred Miller, and considerably younger fiancée Grace Blair. After abandoning thoughts of suicide, Montgomery discovers he can lip read, and he spends his days observing people in Central Park from his apartment window. As he learns of people's problems, he tries to help them anonymously. He becomes absorbed in his game of "playing God" but his actions are without sincerity.

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Man Who Played God Casts

George Arliss
George Arliss

Montgomery Royle

Bette Davis
Bette Davis

Grace Blair

Donald Cook
Donald Cook

Harold Van Adam

Ray Milland
Ray Milland

Eddie (uncredited)

Oscar Apfel
Oscar Apfel

Appleby - the Lip Reader

Violet Heming
Violet Heming

Mildred Miller