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Mother Carey's Chickens (1938)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  29 July 1938 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nancy Carey
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Katherine 'Kitty' Carey
James Ellison ...
Ralph Thurston
Fay Bainter ...
Mrs. Margaret Carey
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Mr. Ossian Popham
Donnie Dunagan ...
Peter Carey
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Tom Hamilton Jr.
Alma Kruger ...
Aunt Bertha
Jackie Moran ...
Gilbert Carey
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Mrs. Pauline Fuller
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Lally Joy Popham
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Captain John Carey
Phyllis Kennedy ...
Annabelle, the Careys' maid
Harvey Clark ...
Mr. Clarence Fuller
Lucille Ward ...
Mrs. Martha Popham
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Kate Douglas Wiggin's Memorable Novel

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Drama | Romance

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29 July 1938 (USA)  »

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Aves Sem Rumo  »

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The play opened in New York City, New York, USA on 25 September 1917 and had 39 performances. In the cast was Marie L. Day who has a small role in this movie. See more »

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Version of Summer Magic (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Sailing, Sailing (Over the Bounding Main)
(1880) (uncredited)
Written by Godfrey Marks
Sung a cappella by the Carey family on the way to their picnic
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Delightful in spots.
29 October 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I agree with most of the other comments that this is an enjoyable but not very noteworthy film. Keeler was surprisingly dull here; she should have stuck to musicals. What I really enjoyed, though, were some scenes with the little boy. The director simply turned him loose with some very well-chosen props and let the camera roll. The results are a child being a child--curious, mischievous, determined--and a very charming and unusual addition to the film they prove to be! The wallpaper scene is priceless.


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