Modern Mothers (1928)

60 mins | Drama | 13 May 1928

Director:

Phil Rosen

Writer:

Peter Milne

Producer:

Harry Cohn

Cinematographer:

Joe Walker

Editor:

Ben Pivar

Production Designer:

Joseph C. Wright

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
19 Aug 1928
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Variety
20 Jun 1928
p. 19
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Philip Rosen
Dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Prod
WRITERS
Story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Joseph Wright
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 May 1928
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Columbia Pictures Corp.
15 June 1928
LP25393
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60
Length(in feet):
5,540
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Famous actress Adele Dayton visits her daughter, Mildred, whom she left with relatives as an infant. The guardians, Mazie and John, permit the visit provided Adele conceals her relationship from Mildred. While Adele is there, she unwittingly attracts the admiration of Mildred's sweetheart, aspiring playwright David Starke, when she helps him sell one of his plays to a Broadway producer. David goes to New York city to launch the play, neglecting Mildred. On opening night Mildred visits Adele and finds her in an embrace with David; she upbraids Adele for stealing David's affection from her and returns to her home in Massachusetts. Realizing she has hurt her own daughter, Adele sacrifices her love for David and spurns him by affecting a cold, indifferent attitude. He returns to Mildred and marries ...

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Famous actress Adele Dayton visits her daughter, Mildred, whom she left with relatives as an infant. The guardians, Mazie and John, permit the visit provided Adele conceals her relationship from Mildred. While Adele is there, she unwittingly attracts the admiration of Mildred's sweetheart, aspiring playwright David Starke, when she helps him sell one of his plays to a Broadway producer. David goes to New York city to launch the play, neglecting Mildred. On opening night Mildred visits Adele and finds her in an embrace with David; she upbraids Adele for stealing David's affection from her and returns to her home in Massachusetts. Realizing she has hurt her own daughter, Adele sacrifices her love for David and spurns him by affecting a cold, indifferent attitude. He returns to Mildred and marries her.

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