Courage (1930)

65 mins | Melodrama | 7 June 1930

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HISTORY

The play Courage also was the basis of the 1938 Warner Bros. film My Bill , directed by John Farrow and starring Kay Francis and Bonita Granville (See ... More Less

The play Courage also was the basis of the 1938 Warner Bros. film My Bill , directed by John Farrow and starring Kay Francis and Bonita Granville (See Entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
25 May 1930.
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New York Times
23 May 1930
p. 21.
Variety
11 Jun 1930
p. 19.
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 June 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 22 May 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
12 May 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1288
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
65
Length(in feet):
6,630
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Mary Colbrook, a widowed mother with seven children, through poor business management is faced with poverty though she is determined to educate her children and give them every advantage. In her absence, Muriel and Reginald, the eldest, are besieged by creditors; but Mary arrives with money from Rudlin, a banker of bad reputation, and partially clears her debts. Muriel, engaged to marry Lynn Willard, a well-to-do youth, is shocked at her mother's actions and plans to sacrifice herself to Rudlin to clear their obligation. Caroline, the sister of Mary's husband, arrives, and by cold scheming turns the children against their mother, with the exception of young Bill, who inherits the fortune of a neighboring spinster, Miss Crosby. Mary discovers noble qualities in Rudlin; and after convincing Muriel of her foolishness, she accepts him as her future ... +


Mary Colbrook, a widowed mother with seven children, through poor business management is faced with poverty though she is determined to educate her children and give them every advantage. In her absence, Muriel and Reginald, the eldest, are besieged by creditors; but Mary arrives with money from Rudlin, a banker of bad reputation, and partially clears her debts. Muriel, engaged to marry Lynn Willard, a well-to-do youth, is shocked at her mother's actions and plans to sacrifice herself to Rudlin to clear their obligation. Caroline, the sister of Mary's husband, arrives, and by cold scheming turns the children against their mother, with the exception of young Bill, who inherits the fortune of a neighboring spinster, Miss Crosby. Mary discovers noble qualities in Rudlin; and after convincing Muriel of her foolishness, she accepts him as her future husband. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Domestic


Subject

Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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