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Sorrell and Son (1927)

 -  Drama  -  2 December 1927 (USA)
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Stephen Sorrell, a decorated war hero, raises his son Kit alone after Kit's mother deserts husband and child in the boy's infancy. Sorrell loses a promising job offer and is forced to take ... See full summary »

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Stephen Sorrell, a decorated war hero, raises his son Kit alone after Kit's mother deserts husband and child in the boy's infancy. Sorrell loses a promising job offer and is forced to take work as a menial. Both his dignity and his health are damaged as he suffers under the exhausting labor and harsh treatment he receives as a hotel porter. But Sorrell thrives in the knowledge that his son will benefit from his labors. Sorrell has allowed the boy to believe his mother dead, but when the mother shows up, wanting to re-enter the young man's life, Sorrell must make hard decisions. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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This film was presumed lost until an incomplete print was discovered, which exists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences film archive. The final reel is still believed lost. See more »

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Sorrell & Son -- Found (Kinda)
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"Sorrell & Son," a film once believed lost to the ravages of time has been restored as fully as possible by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The only known surviving print of the film was discovered among the Academy Film Archive's holdings. Although suffering from deterioration and shrinkage and a missing last reel, the film was restored as completely as possible using existing materials (a final reel was constructed using still photographs and title cards).

The 1927 United Artists release garnered a "best direction of a dramatic picture" nomination for writer and director Herbert Brenon (for the very first Academy Awards).

The film, released as a silent picture, stars H.B. Warner and Nils Asther as father and son who strive to maintain their relationship and integrity despite being impoverished and deserted by their wife and mother, played by Anna Q. Nilsson.

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