Mother Machree (1928)

75 mins | Melodrama | March 1928

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
22 Jan 1928.
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Los Angeles Times
11 Mar 1928
p. C15.
New York Times
6 Mar 1928
p. 20.
Variety
27 Mar 1928
p. 23.
DETAILS
Release Date:
March 1928
Premiere Information:
Premiere: 22 January 1928
New York opening: 6 March 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
12 June 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24071
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also mus score & sd eff (Movietone); released 21 Oct 1928.
Duration(in mins):
75
Length(in feet):
6,807
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In an Irish village in 1899, Ellen McHugh's husband is killed in a storm. Convinced that America holds the best future for her son, Brian, she immigrates, only to face discouragement until Terrence O'Dowd induces her to join a sideshow, posing as a "half-woman." Brian is placed in a fashionable school, but when his mother's profession is discovered, the principal forces Ellen to surrender the boy legally into his care. She becomes a housekeeper in the Fifth Avenue home of the Cuttings and rears her employer's daughter, Edith. Years later, Edith and Brian meet and fall in love, on the eve of war; eventually the boy and his mother are reunited, and all ends ... +


In an Irish village in 1899, Ellen McHugh's husband is killed in a storm. Convinced that America holds the best future for her son, Brian, she immigrates, only to face discouragement until Terrence O'Dowd induces her to join a sideshow, posing as a "half-woman." Brian is placed in a fashionable school, but when his mother's profession is discovered, the principal forces Ellen to surrender the boy legally into his care. She becomes a housekeeper in the Fifth Avenue home of the Cuttings and rears her employer's daughter, Edith. Years later, Edith and Brian meet and fall in love, on the eve of war; eventually the boy and his mother are reunited, and all ends happily. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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