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Mammy (1930)

A love triangle develops in a traveling minstrel troupe.

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Irving Berlin (play), Gordon Rigby (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Al Jolson ... Al Fuller
Lois Moran ... Nora Meadows
Lowell Sherman ... Billy West / Westy
Louise Dresser ... Mother Fuller
Hobart Bosworth ... Meadows
Tully Marshall ... Slats
Mitchell Lewis ... Hank Smith / Tambo
Jack Curtis ... Sheriff Tremble
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Storyline

A love triangle develops in a traveling minstrel troupe.

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Taglines:

HIS FUNNIEST AND GREATEST PICTURE! (original insert window card) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Minha Mãe See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone)

Color:

Color (2-strip Technicolor) (two sequences)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Two songs are missing from the existing prints that were in the original release: "The Call of the South" and "Knights of the Road." They were written by Irving Berlin and sung by Al Jolson. See more »


Soundtracks

When You and I Were Young, Maggie
(uncredited)
Music by J.A. Butterfield
Lyrics by George W. Johnson
Performed by a male quartet
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Mammy was one of the first times I've watched an all-talking Al Jolson movie
12 April 2016 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Just watched this on Warner Archive DVD. It also had the trailer for it in which star Al Jolson is "interviewed" by a reporter about his latest picture. I put "interviewed" in quotes because I'm sure that "reporter" was another actor helping plug the picture. Anyway, I enjoyed the story and performances though it's really Jolson's songs-mostly written by Irving Berlin-that help sell the movie on its merits. This version has the restored 2-strip Technicolor sequences that looked pretty good for its age. Some of those scenes had to be accompanied by sepia-toned black and white ones to show them complete which didn't distract me too much. In summary, Mammy-despite some now-politically incorrect stereotypes concerning the blackface sequences-was pretty entertaining.


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