Over the Hill to the Poorhouse

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Over the Hill to the Poorhouse
Over the Hill to the Poorhouse (1920).jpg
Film still with Carr and her children
Directed by Harry Millarde
Produced by William Fox
Written by Paul H. Sloane (scenario)
Based on poems "Over the Hill to the Poorhouse" and "Over the Hill from the Poorhouse"
by Will Carleton
Starring Mary Carr
Music by Edgar Allen
Maurie Rubens
Lou Klein (lyrics)
Cinematography Hal Sintzenich
George Schneiderman
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • September 17, 1920 (1920-09-17)
Running time
11 reels
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)
Box office $3.0 million[1]

Over the Hill to the Poorhouse, also known as Over the Hill, is a 1920 American silent drama film about a woman who has a lot of children, and who never gets the chance to enjoy life. The film starred actress Mary Carr and almost all of her real-life children.[2]

The film was directed by Harry Millarde, released by Fox Film Corporation, and was a box office success in 1920.

The story was previously filmed as Over the Hill to the Poorhouse (1908), starring Florence Auer. It was remade as Over the Hill (1931), starring Mae Marsh, and as Tears of a Mother (1937). The 1920 silent film is preserved at Bois d'Arcy in France.[3][4]


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