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Sarah and Son (1930)

A ne'er-do-well husband, after years of abusing his wife, disappears with their son, and winds up selling him to a wealthy family. Years later, the wife--now a world-famous opera singer--... See full summary »

Director:

Dorothy Arzner

Writers:

Zoe Akins (adaptation), Zoe Akins (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Ruth Chatterton ... Sarah Storm
Fredric March ... Howard Vanning
Fuller Mellish Jr. Fuller Mellish Jr. ... Jim Grey
Gilbert Emery ... John Ashmore
Doris Lloyd ... Mrs. Ashmore, Vanning's sister
William Stack William Stack ... Cyril Belloc
Philippe De Lacy ... Bobby
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Storyline

A ne'er-do-well husband, after years of abusing his wife, disappears with their son, and winds up selling him to a wealthy family. Years later, the wife--now a world-famous opera singer--finally has enough time and money to begin a search for him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Made for women, about a woman . . . this is the greatest woman picture of the year! (print ad- The buffalo ((NY)) Evening news, 17 March 1930) See more »

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Volta do Deserdado See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Universal Pictures changed the film's title to "Cradle Song." See more »

Quotes

Sarah Storm: Jim! Jim! Where is my baby?
Jim Grey: I was drunk, Dutch. I didn't know what I was doing. Forgive me, Dutch.
Sarah Storm: Where is he? Where is he?
Jim Grey: I left him with some people. Fine people, Dutch. They wanted a baby and I...
Sarah Storm: Who were those people?
Jim Grey: Their name's...
Sarah Storm: Who were they?
Jim Grey: Their name's Ashemore. Oh, I'm sorry Dutch. I guess I like children now. I... the music's stopped!
[slumps back and dies]
Sarah Storm: Jim!
[...]
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Connections

Alternate-language version of Hjärtats röst (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Wiegenlied: Guten Abend, gute Nacht
Composed by Johannes Brahms
Lyrics (second stanza) written by Georg Scherer
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Very Solid
28 November 2018 | by smithjlj-08339See all my reviews

A delightful, quick paced little film that keeps your attention. Very deserving of audio and visual restoration...and very needed.


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