The Man with Two Mothers (1922)

Comedy-drama | February 1922

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HISTORY

The 30 Jul 1921 Camera reported that director Paul Bern would finish The Man with Two Mothers that week. A full-page Goldwyn advertisement that ran in various trade magazines, including the 16 Jul 1921 Moving Picture World, announced that Tom Moore would star, but he was replaced by Cullen ... More Less

The 30 Jul 1921 Camera reported that director Paul Bern would finish The Man with Two Mothers that week. A full-page Goldwyn advertisement that ran in various trade magazines, including the 16 Jul 1921 Moving Picture World, announced that Tom Moore would star, but he was replaced by Cullen Landis. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
30 Jul 1921
p. 4.
Exhibitors Trade Review
29 Apr 22
p. 1599.
Film Daily
4 Jun 1922.
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Moving Picture World
16 Jul 1921
p. 263.
Variety
16 Jun 22
p. 42.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dir
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
DETAILS
Release Date:
February 1922
Production Date:
ended late July 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
11 February 1922
Copyright Number:
LP17543
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,423
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Dennis O'Neill comes to America from Ireland at the request of his wealthy aunt, who intends to make him heir to the family fortune accrued from a junk business, but Mrs. Bryan objects to the presence of his widowed mother, who reminds her of their humble origins. Claire, niece of Mrs. Bryan, supports Dennis in his determination not to abandon his mother, and he installs Mrs. O'Neill in the nearby apartment of Tim Donohue, a friend from the old country, from whose window she can signal to Dennis. Dennis discovers that Hansen, manager of the junk firm, and his assistant, Richey, a suitor of Claire's, are padding the payroll. He finds that his affections for Claire are reciprocated, but Richey informs her that he is keeping another girl in the Donohue apartment. Dennis produces his mother, takes vengeance on Richey, and wins Claire -- all to the satisfaction of Mrs. ... +


Dennis O'Neill comes to America from Ireland at the request of his wealthy aunt, who intends to make him heir to the family fortune accrued from a junk business, but Mrs. Bryan objects to the presence of his widowed mother, who reminds her of their humble origins. Claire, niece of Mrs. Bryan, supports Dennis in his determination not to abandon his mother, and he installs Mrs. O'Neill in the nearby apartment of Tim Donohue, a friend from the old country, from whose window she can signal to Dennis. Dennis discovers that Hansen, manager of the junk firm, and his assistant, Richey, a suitor of Claire's, are padding the payroll. He finds that his affections for Claire are reciprocated, but Richey informs her that he is keeping another girl in the Donohue apartment. Dennis produces his mother, takes vengeance on Richey, and wins Claire -- all to the satisfaction of Mrs. Bryan. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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