Michael O'Halloran


1h 8m 1937

Film Details

Also Known As
Any Man's Wife
Release Date
May 15, 1937
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Republic Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Republic Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Michael O'Halloran by Gene Stratton-Porter (New York, 1915).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m
Film Length
7 reels

Synopsis

After she is arrested in a nightclub raid, society woman Grace Minturn is charged by her husband Jim with neglecting her children. When Jim takes their two sons away, Grace asks her sister's fiancé, Dr. Douglas Bruce, to intervene on her behalf. He refuses and Grace, hoping to earn sympathy in court, takes two young slum children, Michael O'Halloran and his handicapped sister Lily, into her home. The selfish Grace is not really interested in caring for the children, but plans to tell the press that her husband left her because of her attentions to Mickey and Lily. As she gets to know Mickey and Lily, however, Grace genuinely grows to love them. She arranges for Bruce to operate on Lily's legs to restore her ability to walk. The morning of the surgery coincides with the hearing to determine who will retain custody of the Minturn children. Grace plans to contest her husband's plea for absolute custody, but when problems arise with Lily's operation, she remains at the child's bedside until she regains consciousness. Mickey dashes to the courtroom and interrupts the trial, explaining to Jim that his wife still loves him. Impressed, Jim agrees to reconcile with Grace. The Minturn family is reunited and Jim adopts Mickey and Lily, who is now able to walk.

Film Details

Also Known As
Any Man's Wife
Release Date
May 15, 1937
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Republic Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Republic Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Michael O'Halloran by Gene Stratton-Porter (New York, 1915).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m
Film Length
7 reels

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Notes

This film was also released under the title Any Man's Wife. News items note that Homer Croy, Madeleine Ruthven, Allan Vaughan Elston and Marion Orth were variously scheduled to work on the picture's script; however, their participation in the completed film has not been confirmed. According to copyright records, a cartoon sequence is included in the picture through the courtesy of Walt Disney, and modern sources add that it is an excerpt from the 1933 Disney short Puppy Love, featuring the characters "Mickey Mouse" and "Pluto." Gene Stratton Porter's novel also served as the source for the 1923 film Michael O'Halloran, produced by Porter, directed by James Leo Meehan and starring Virginia True Boardman (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.3576) and the 1948 Monogram film of the same title starring Scotty Beckett and Allene Roberts.