Mother's Cry (1930)

75 mins | Drama | 1930

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
7 Dec 1930.
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New York Times
6 Dec 1930
p. 21.
Variety
10 Dec 1930
p. 26.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Addl dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Mother's Cry by Helen Grace Carlisle (New York, 1930).
DETAILS
Release Date:
1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 4 December 1930
release: 7 December 1930 or 1 January 1931
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
28 December 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1879
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
75
Length(in feet):
6,860
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Seamstress Mary Williams, the widowed mother of four children, spends her life in devotion to them although heartache is her chief reward. Jenny is a hard-working image of her mother, and Artie becomes a promising architect; but Danny falls in with gangsters and trouble with the police, and Beatty, a "romantic dreamer" and member of the intelligentsia, has an affair with wealthy and married Gerald Hart. Following his release from prison, Danny plans to blackmail Artie, who has changed his name, but he finds a readier opportunity in Hart's love letters to Beatty. Unfortunately, the confrontation between Beatty and Danny results in Beatty's death and, ultimately, Danny's execution in the electric chair. Artie leaves home in order to sever all connection with the incident, but Mary finds solace in his ... +


Seamstress Mary Williams, the widowed mother of four children, spends her life in devotion to them although heartache is her chief reward. Jenny is a hard-working image of her mother, and Artie becomes a promising architect; but Danny falls in with gangsters and trouble with the police, and Beatty, a "romantic dreamer" and member of the intelligentsia, has an affair with wealthy and married Gerald Hart. Following his release from prison, Danny plans to blackmail Artie, who has changed his name, but he finds a readier opportunity in Hart's love letters to Beatty. Unfortunately, the confrontation between Beatty and Danny results in Beatty's death and, ultimately, Danny's execution in the electric chair. Artie leaves home in order to sever all connection with the incident, but Mary finds solace in his success. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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