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William K. Howard
Johnny Mack Brown
A ne'er-do-well husband, after years of abusing his wife, disappears with their son, and winds up selling him to a wealthy family. Years later, the wife--now a world-famous opera singer--finally has enough time and money to begin a search for him. Written by
This film was released in Buenos Aires, Argentina without spanish subtitles nor any title in spanish. It was released only for "distinguished English-speakers audience" from Buenos Aires. See more »
Jim! Jim! Where is my baby?
I was drunk, Dutch. I didn't know what I was doing. Forgive me, Dutch.
Where is he? Where is he?
I left him with some people. Fine people, Dutch. They wanted a baby and I...
Who were those people?
Who were they?
Their name's Ashemore. Oh, I'm sorry Dutch. I guess I like children now. I... the music's stopped!
[slumps back and dies]
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Chatterton shines in a hopelessly plotted melodrama
The narrative does not hold up at all in this early talkie. It's not much of a picture but Chatterton with a false accent gives it all the power and emotion she can muster - she earned the second of her two Oscar noms for this performance - and remains the only reason today for seeing the film. I saw it thirty years ago at a private screening - a 16 mm privately owned print. I have not seen it revived or on video anywhere since.
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