Baby Mine


1917

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 23, 1917
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Goldwyn Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Baby Mine by Margaret Mayo (New York, 23 Aug 1910).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6 reels

Synopsis

Zoie, a frivolous young wife, exasperates her husband Alfred with her lack of interest in domestic affairs and inability to tell the truth. After a quarrel, Alfred leaves for Boston and Zoie, disconsolate, is consoled by her good friend Aggie. Aggie suggests that, as Alfred wants a baby, Zoie should adopt one for him. Fascinated with the idea, Zoie sets out for the hospital where she arranges to buy a baby and then wires Alfred that he is about to become a father. Jimmie, Aggie's obedient husband, is dispatched to fetch the infant, but he discovers that the mother now refuses to part with her child. With Alfred expected at any moment, Jimmie is ordered to procure a child, and so he orders a set of twins and then steals a baby from the hospital. When Alfred arrives, he finds himself confronted with a parade of babies and learns of his wife's deception when the infants' parents appear to claim them. However, all ends happily when Zoie promises to tell Alfred the real truth.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 23, 1917
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Goldwyn Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Baby Mine by Margaret Mayo (New York, 23 Aug 1910).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6 reels

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Trivia

Notes

This picture marked the film debut of Madge Kennedy. According to the 1918 MPSD, Beekman Mitchell, a cameraman and still photographer, worked on the film in some capacity. The film was re-made in 1928 by Robert Z. Leonard for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and starred Charlotte Greenwood (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.0215.) That film's plot was very different from the 1917 version, however.