The Sins of the Children
Directed bySam Wood
Produced bySam Wood
StarringLouis Mann
Robert Montgomery
Elliott Nugent
Ralph Bushman
CinematographyHenry Sharp
Edited byFrank Sullivan
Distributed byMGM
Release date
  • June 28, 1930 (1930-06-28) (U.S.)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States

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.


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.