Mumsie (1927)

Genres - Action, Drama, Spy Film, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The great American character actress Pauline Frederick crossed the Big Pond to star in the British Mumsie. Ms. Frederick is the pivotal cog in this story of World War 1 espionage. A young gambler, who tries to stay out of the world conflict, ends up as a secret agent. He ends up betraying his country, much to the dismay of his beloved "Mumsie" (Ms. Frederick). In an emotionally hypercharged third act, Mumsie takes drastic measures to wipe clean the blot left by her traitorous son. Mumsie was based on a play by Edward Knoblock.

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war, agent [representative], child, espionage, factory, family, father, gambling, gasoline, habit [custom], mother, pacifism, plans, poison, treason