Some Mother's Boy (1929)

Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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Placed on this earth to play rheumy-eyed, careworn mothers, Mary Carr went through her customary paces in the Rayart production Some Mother's Boy. While pulling off a burglary, two wayward youths are found out by the cops. One of the lads (William A. Dickson) is shot and arrested, while the other (Jason Robards Sr.) escapes, making a beeline to the home of his partner's mother (Carr). Upon learning that mother and son haven't seen one another for 15 years, the escaped crook poses as his incarcerated buddy so as not to break the old woman's heart. Through her influence, our hero turns honest. The melodrama intensifies when the wayward son, still as rotten as ever, makes a surprise appearance at his mother's doorstep.

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escape, going-straight, honesty, impersonation, mother, police, robbery