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Mammy (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 26 March 1930 (USA)
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:

He made the First - Now he's made the Best! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Lindsey Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - May 18, 1930) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The first color sequence appears in Reel #7, the second color sequence appears in Reel #8, total color footage 1497 ft. (456.25 m). See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Life of the Party (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

To My Mammy
(uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Al Jolson
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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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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

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone)

Color:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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