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Mother Machree (1928)

Passed  -  Drama  -  19 December 1928 (Finland)
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Ellen McHugh, a poor Irish immigrant to America, finds work in a carnival and is thus able to send her son Brian to a fine school. But when her position is found out, the school expels ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Mother Machree
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Brian - Child
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The Giant of Kilkenny
Ted McNamara ...
The Harper of Wexford
Billy Platt ...
The Dwarf of Munster (as William Platt)
Eulalie Jensen ...
Miss Van Studdiford
Constance Howard ...
Mrs. Cutting
Pat Somerset ...
Bobby De Puyster
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Brian
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Storyline

Ellen McHugh, a poor Irish immigrant to America, finds work in a carnival and is thus able to send her son Brian to a fine school. But when her position is found out, the school expels Brian. Mrs. McHugh feels compelled to allow the school principal and his wife to adopt Brian. The widow McHugh becomes a housekeeper and raises her employer's daughter Edith, who grows up to fall in love with Brian McHugh. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Plot Keywords:

carnival | irish | widow | housekeeper | midget | See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

19 December 1928 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Minha Mãe  »

Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System) (sound effects and musical score)|

Color:

(tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Announced cost of film: $750,000. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dennis the Menace: Mr. Wilson's Housekeeper (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

The Battle Hymn of the Republic
(1856) (uncredited)
Music by William Steffe
Played as background when Lincoln is mentioned
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The 21 Year Old John Wayne
23 September 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This film was originally credited as John Wayne's debut film, but obviously he appeared in films two years before this as an uncredited extra. He showed early promise in these silent films with his height, his smile, and just the way how he embodied the American west.


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