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Mother Carey's Chickens (1938)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  29 July 1938 (USA)
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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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29 July 1938 (USA)  »

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Aves Sem Rumo  »

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The Disney movie Summer Magic was a remake of this movie......with a few minor changes. See more »

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Reuben, Reuben, I've Been Thinking
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Sung a cappella by Walter Brennan with modified lyrics
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pretty good Family epic
1 May 2010 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Family epic of the Carey family, as they go through good times and bad. They pack a lot of story into this one. At times, its so soapy sweet we want to hurl... those little kids say things way beyond their years. At other times, it swings back and forth between serious scenes and funny times. Keep an eye out for Margaret Hamilton (the Wicked Witch, who plays a mean old cow here too!) Astute viewers will recognize Virginia Weidler as the goofy little girl next door. Weidler was only about ten when she made this, but she was probably better known for playing the daughter in "The Woman" one year later. Mom and Dad Carey are played by Fay Bainter and Ralph Morgan.... Morgan was Frank Morgan's brother... another Wizard of Oz connection! Thank goodness they let Walter Brennan have a large role as the kind neighbor, or this one would have been too cutesy to take. I was getting pretty sick of the little kids antics, but maybe this was aimed toward a younger audience ? The wallpaper hanger (Lew Kelly) has a couple lines in this one, but oddly, of the parts he played in over 200 films, most were uncredited roles. Story by Kate Wiggin, who had also written "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm". Pretty good story, but it does get soapy, sudsy cute now and then.


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