Mother o' Mine
|Mother o' Mine|
Film still with Betty Ross Clarke, Lloyd Hughes, Claire McDowell
|Directed by||Fred Niblo|
|Produced by||Thomas H. Ince|
|Written by||C. Gardner Sullivan|
|Based on||“The Octopus”
by Charles Belmont Davis
Betty Ross Clarke
|Distributed by||Associated Producers|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Mother o' Mine is a 1921 American silent drama film that was directed by Fred Niblo. It written by C. Gardner Sullivan based on the short story “The Octopus” by Charles Belmont Davis. A complete print of the film exists in the Library of Congress.
As described in a film publication, several years earlier Mrs. Sheldon (McDowell) had been deserted by her husband. She brought up her son Robert (Hughes) in the belief that his father was dead. His desire to make good in the city leads his mother to send him to his father, Willard Thatcher (Kilgour). Unknown to him, Robert is now working for his own father, and all goes well until he learns of his father's nefarious financial schemes. They end up fighting, and Willard tells Robert that while he is married to his mother, Robert is not his son. Willard is accidentally killed, and on the evidence of Fan Baxter (Blythe), Willard's woman, Robert is condemned. A last minute forced confession from Fan by Robert's mother saves the day.
- Lloyd Hughes as Robert Sheldon
- Betty Ross Clarke as Dolly Wilson
- Betty Blythe as Fan Baxter
- Joseph Kilgour as Willard Thatcher
- Claire McDowell as Mrs. Sheldon
- Andrew Robson as District Attorney
- Andrew Arbuckle as Henry Godfrey
- "New York Times: Mother o' Mine". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
- Progressive Silent Film List: Mother o' Mine at silentera.com
- "Mother o' Mine". American Silent Feature Film Survival Database. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
- "Mother o' Mine: Mother Love Theme Does Not Cover Sordid Happenings of Later Reels". Film Daily. New York City: Wyd's Films and Film Folks, Inc. 16 (65): 6. June 5, 1921. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
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