Top O'the Morning (1922)

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"Uncle Carl Laemmle had a big faemmle" -- so goes the little ditty penned by Oscar Levant. So one needn't wonder whether director Edward Laemmle was related to the head of Universal Studios, the company which made this routine comedy-drama -- the answer is obvious. It is also easy to guess from the title (also the title of the Anne Caldwell stage play on which it was based) that a good number of the characters are Irish folk. Jerry O'Donnell (Gladys Walton) travels from Ireland to American and stays with some relatives. But she's mistreated at her new home so she leaves. She runs into John Garland (Harry Myers), a widower she had met back in Ireland and goes to work for him as a nursemaid to his motherless child, Dot (Doreen Turner). Jerry's brother gets entangled with some thieves who have taken some bonds, and she gets thrown in jail herself while trying to prove his innocence. But eventually the real culprit is apprehended and Garland reveals his love for Jerry.