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Adele Dayton
David Starke
Alan Roscoe ...
Gene Stone ...
Theater Manager


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13 May 1928 (USA)  »

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Mães Modernas  »

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Modern Mothers (1928) - Lost Film ?
14 September 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Famous actress Adele Dayton ( Helene Chadwick ) visits her daughter, Mildred ( Barbara Kent ), whom she left with relatives as an infant. The guardians, Mazie ( Ethel Grey Terry ) and John ( Alan Roscoe ), permit the visit provided Adele conceals her relationship from Mildred. While Adele is there, she unwittingly attracts the admiration of Mildred's sweetheart, aspiring playwright David Starke ( Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ), when she helps him sell one of his plays to a Broadway producer. David goes to New York city to launch the play, neglecting Mildred. On opening night Mildred visits Adele and finds her in an embrace with David, she upbraids Adele for stealing David's affection from her and returns to her home in Massachusetts. Realizing she has hurt her own daughter, Adele sacrifices her love for David and spurns him by affecting a cold, indifferent attitude. He returns to Mildred and marries her.

This 1928 silent drama was produced by the Columbia Pictures Corporation, starring Helene Chadwick, Barbara Kent and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. The survival status of Modern Mothers is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it may now be a lost film.

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