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Cast overview:
John Standing
Catherine Thurston
E. Alyn Warren ...
Romeo Bonelli (as E.A. Warren)
Elsie Jane Wilson ...
Ruby Lafayette ...
Mrs. Standing


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Release Date:

2 September 1917 (USA)  »

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Mother of Mine  »

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1.33 : 1
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A Bluebird Production. Universal, unlike many of its peers, would never own a theater chain (ultimately a wise decision given the 1949 Supreme Court Anti-Trust decision that would threaten to cripple its competitors). By 1916, Universal incorporated a 3-tiered branding system to assist it in marketing its features to independent theaters: Red Feather (low budget programmers), Bluebird (mainstream releases) and Jewel (costly prestige productions). The studio would end this marketing method by late 1929. See more »

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Mother o' Mine (1917) - Lost Silent ?
22 September 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Mrs. Standing ( Ruby Lafayette ), an old-fashioned country mother, sacrifices to put her son John ( Rupert Julian ) through college so that he might have a better life. Upon completing school, John goes to the city where his financial success blinds him to the basic values taught to him by his mother. One night, during an important social event, Mrs. Standing arrives at her son's house carrying a wicker basket full of homemade jams. John, ashamed, tells his fiancée, the wealthy Catherine Thurston ( Ruth Clifford ), that the old lady was his childhood nurse. Mrs. Standing overhears her son's deception and, devastated, returns home. John, remorseful, follows with the firm resolution to devote future years to the care of his mother. Learning the truth, Catherine, accompanied by her own mother, visits the Standing's country home and all is forgiven.

This 1917 silent drama was produced by Bluebird Photoplays, starring Rupert Julian, Ruth Clifford and Ruby Lafayette. As with many silent films the survival status of Mother o' Mine is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it may now be lost.

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