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The synopsis included in the copyright descriptions was originally entitled "My Mother." The film was copyrighted under the title Mother of Mine and some news items used this ... More Less

The synopsis included in the copyright descriptions was originally entitled "My Mother." The film was copyrighted under the title Mother of Mine and some news items used this title. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
8 Sep 17
p. 530.
MPW
15 Sep 17
p. 1702.
NYDM
8 Sep 17
p. 18.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
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DETAILS
Release Date:
2 September 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Bluebird Photoplays, Inc.
Copyright Date:
4 August 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11199
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Mrs. Standing, an old-fashioned country mother, sacrifices to put her son John through college so that he might have a better life. Upon completing school, John goes to the city where his financial success blinds him to the basic values taught to him by his mother. One night, during an important social event, Mrs. Standing arrives at her son's house carrying a wicker basket full of homemade jams. John, ashamed, tells his fiancée, the wealthy Catherine Thurston, that the old lady was his childhood nurse. Mrs. Standing overhears her son's deception and, devastated, returns home. John, remorseful, follows with the firm resolution to devote future years to the care of his mother. Learning the truth, Catherine, accompanied by her own mother, visits the Standing's country home and all is ... +


Mrs. Standing, an old-fashioned country mother, sacrifices to put her son John through college so that he might have a better life. Upon completing school, John goes to the city where his financial success blinds him to the basic values taught to him by his mother. One night, during an important social event, Mrs. Standing arrives at her son's house carrying a wicker basket full of homemade jams. John, ashamed, tells his fiancée, the wealthy Catherine Thurston, that the old lady was his childhood nurse. Mrs. Standing overhears her son's deception and, devastated, returns home. John, remorseful, follows with the firm resolution to devote future years to the care of his mother. Learning the truth, Catherine, accompanied by her own mother, visits the Standing's country home and all is forgiven. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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