Somebody's Mother (1926)

Run Time - 55 min.  |  
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Who better to play Somebody's Mother than perennial movie matriarch Mary Carr. As often happened in Carr's films, the poor, downtrodden female protagonist is ignored by one and all, even when she performs a final noble gesture to assure the happiness of her children. This time, the actress is cast as "Matches Mary," whose profession is implicit in her name. Suffering stoically throughout the film, Matches Mary makes certain that no ill will befall the romantic leads (Rex Lease and Kathryn McGuire). It surely goes without saying that the male lead is Mary's long-lost son, whose success she enjoys vicariously at the end.

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missing-person, poverty, self-sacrifice, son