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Ellen McHugh, a poor Irish immigrant to America, finds work in a carnival and is thus able to send her son Brian to a fine school. But when her position is found out, the school expels Brian. Mrs. McHugh feels compelled to allow the school... See more »

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Mother Machree
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Brian - Child
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The Giant of Kilkenny
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The Harper of Wexford
Billy Platt ...
The Dwarf of Munster (as William Platt)
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Miss Van Studdiford
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Mrs. Cutting
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Bobby De Puyster
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Brian
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vondell Darr
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Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Aggie Herring ...
Sideshow Woman Asking About Legs (uncredited)
Rodney Hildebrand ...
Brian McHugh Sr. (uncredited)
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Michael McHugh (uncredited)
John MacSweeney ...
Father McShane (uncredited)
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Extra (uncredited)
Jack Rollens ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Extra (uncredited)
Joyce Wirard ...
Edith Cutting as a Child (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Ford ... (uncredited)

Written by

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Rida Johnson Young ... (from the story by)
 
Gertrude Orr ... (scenario)
 
Katherine Hilliker ... (titles) (as Katharine Hilliker) and
H.H. Caldwell ... (titles)

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John Ford ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Erno Rapee ... (uncredited)

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Chester A. Lyons ... (photographed by) (as Chester Lyons)

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H.H. Caldwell ... (edited by)
Katherine Hilliker ... (edited by) (as Katharine Hilliker)

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Edward O'Fearna ... assistant director (uncredited)

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John Wayne ... props (uncredited)

Music Department

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Erno Rapee ... conductor (uncredited) / musical director (uncredited)
S.L. Rothafel ... musical presentation: New York premiere (uncredited)

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William Fox ... copyright / presenter
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Plot Summary

Ellen McHugh, a poor Irish immigrant to America, finds work in a carnival and is thus able to send her son Brian to a fine school. But when her position is found out, the school expels Brian. Mrs. McHugh feels compelled to allow the school principal and his wife to adopt Brian. The widow McHugh becomes a housekeeper and raises her employer's daughter Edith, who grows up to fall in love with Brian McHugh. Written by Jim Beaver

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Taglines A Screen Story as poignant as the song. as beautiful as Irish lace- as full of throbs as an Irish heart- sparkling with Irish wit. (Print ad- Geelong Advertiser ((Geelong, Victoria)) 6 July 1928) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Maman de mon coeur (France)
  • ¡Madre mía! (Spain)
  • Sacrifício (Brazil)
  • Mor og sønn (Norway)
  • La canzone della mamma (Italy)
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  • 75 min
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Budget $750,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Production begun in September 1926 for a silent film, with release announced for December. It did not appear, and was instead released in 1928 with a sound track, including a synchronized version of the title song being sung. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Mr. Wilson's Housekeeper (1962). See more »
Soundtracks Mother Machree See more »

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