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The 23 Apr 1921 Camera reported that Mother o' Mine was originally filmed and announced for release under the title Mother. ... More Less

The 23 Apr 1921 Camera reported that Mother o' Mine was originally filmed and announced for release under the title Mother. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
23 Apr 1921
p. 4.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Octopus" by Charles Belmont Davis in Her Own Sort, and Others (New York, 1917).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Mother
Release Date:
5 June 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas H. Ince
Copyright Date:
2 June 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16605
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,004
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

With a letter of introduction from his mother, smalltown bank clerk Robert "Bob" Sheldon gets a position with financier Willard Thatcher, who in reality is his father who earlier deserted his mother and disclaimed him. Thatcher uses the boy's honest face and straightforward ways to victimize another banker, but when Bob denounces him, a struggle ensues and Thatcher is accidentally killed. Bob is tried for the crime when the only witness, Fan Baxter, the banker's mistress, accuses him of murder; and he is sentenced to die. His sweetheart, Dolly, with the aid of his mother, forces Fan to admit to perjury, and a last-minute ride through a storm saves Bob from ... +


With a letter of introduction from his mother, smalltown bank clerk Robert "Bob" Sheldon gets a position with financier Willard Thatcher, who in reality is his father who earlier deserted his mother and disclaimed him. Thatcher uses the boy's honest face and straightforward ways to victimize another banker, but when Bob denounces him, a struggle ensues and Thatcher is accidentally killed. Bob is tried for the crime when the only witness, Fan Baxter, the banker's mistress, accuses him of murder; and he is sentenced to die. His sweetheart, Dolly, with the aid of his mother, forces Fan to admit to perjury, and a last-minute ride through a storm saves Bob from electrocution. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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