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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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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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Referenced in The John Garfield Story (2003) See more »

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The Washington Post
(1889) (uncredited)
Music by John Philip Sousa
Played by the band at the pier
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No wonder Kate put money on the table to get out of this
9 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not bad but strictly B movie shenanigans that lays the syrup on pretty thick.

Originally assigned to Katharine Hepburn at the tail end of the first phase of her screen career when she had been branded box office poison. She realized that if this was the best RKO was going to offer her that her career was doomed and wisely bought out the remainder of her contract and fled back east to regroup returning in triumph a few years later with The Philadelphia Story.

The film does have a few things going for it, mainly the supporting cast. Fay Bainter is gentle and warm as Mother Carey but she is sidelined after the first quarter of the picture to make room for a few sappy love stories and some minor drama and a smidgen of comedy. Old reliables Walter Brennan and Margaret Hamilton both add a bit of flavor to the film but it's strictly a second string affair.


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