Mother's Cry


1h 13m 1930

Brief Synopsis

A widowed mother struggles to raise her four children.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Release Date
Jan 1930
Premiere Information
New York premiere: week of 4 Dec 1930; release: 7 Dec 1930 or 1 Jan 1931
Production Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Mother's Cry by Helen Grace Carlisle (New York, 1930).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 13m
Sound
Vitaphone
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,860ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

Seamstress Mary Williams, the widowed mother of four children, spends her life in devotion to them although heartache is her chief reward. Jenny is a hard-working image of her mother, and Artie becomes a promising architect; but Danny falls in with gangsters and trouble with the police, and Beatty, a "romantic dreamer" and member of the intelligentsia, has an affair with wealthy and married Gerald Hart. Following his release from prison, Danny plans to blackmail Artie, who has changed his name, but he finds a readier opportunity in Hart's love letters to Beatty. Unfortunately, the confrontation between Beatty and Danny results in Beatty's death and, ultimately, Danny's execution in the electric chair. Artie leaves home in order to sever all connection with the incident, but Mary finds solace in his success.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Release Date
Jan 1930
Premiere Information
New York premiere: week of 4 Dec 1930; release: 7 Dec 1930 or 1 Jan 1931
Production Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Mother's Cry by Helen Grace Carlisle (New York, 1930).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 13m
Sound
Vitaphone
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,860ft (8 reels)

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