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Sarah and Son (1930)

 -  Drama  -  14 March 1930 (USA)
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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--... See full summary »

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Sarah Storm
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Howard Vanning
Fuller Mellish Jr. ...
Jim Grey
Gilbert Emery ...
John Ashmore
Doris Lloyd ...
Mrs. Ashmore, Vanning's sister
William Stack ...
Cyril Belloc
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Bobby
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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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

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14 March 1930 (USA)  »

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Sarah e Seu Filho  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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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 »

Quotes

Sarah Storm: Jim! Jim! Where is my baby?
Jim Grey: I was drunk, Dutch. I didn't know what I was doing. Forgive me, Dutch.
Sarah Storm: Where is he? Where is he?
Jim Grey: I left him with some people. Fine people, Dutch. They wanted a baby and I...
Sarah Storm: Who were those people?
Jim Grey: Their name's...
Sarah Storm: Who were they?
Jim Grey: Their name's Ashemore. Oh, I'm sorry Dutch. I guess I like children now. I... the music's stopped!
[slumps back and dies]
Sarah Storm: Jim!
[...]
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Alternate-language version of Toute sa vie (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Wiegenlied: Guten Abend, gute Nacht
Composed by Johannes Brahms
Lyrics (second stanza) written by Georg Scherer
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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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