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His Mother's Son (1913)

The hardship of earning an existence for the family made it impossible for the mother to approve the little pretty things which her daughter liked. Lack of attention made her son dissolute,... See full summary »

Director:

D.W. Griffith

Writer:

Christy Cabanne
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W. Chrystie Miller ... The Father
Jennie Lee ... The Mother
Walter Miller ... The Son
Mae Marsh ... The Daughter
Robert Harron ... The Orphan
William A. Carroll William A. Carroll ... The Steamer Captain
Joseph McDermott Joseph McDermott ... The Restaurant Owner

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The hardship of earning an existence for the family made it impossible for the mother to approve the little pretty things which her daughter liked. Lack of attention made her son dissolute, but later the sturdy stock of his mother showed in him and the cozy home he provided for dad and sister made them forget the past. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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All the players do clear cut, commendable work
15 September 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This is an imaginative picture of unusual characters which are convincing enough to awaken sympathy, partly because they are played carefully and consistently, and partly because the plot has been cleverly planned to hide the artificiality of one or two of its speedy incidents, such as that in which "his mother's son" kicks the lunch room proprietor about his kitchen. That vigorous-minded mother is a new character and, out of her, the situation is made to spring very convincingly. In the development of this we find the same traits appearing in her son; but now they are used not tyrannously, but valiantly to save the weak old father, the sister and the poor boy (a favorite character with Biograph) and this gives the offering a very pleasing ending. Walter Miller plays the son; W. Christie Miller, the old father; Mae Marsh, the sister and Robert Herron, the poor boy. All the players do clear cut, commendable work. The photography is not as clear as the the best Biographs; but is very fair. - The Moving Picture World, June 14, 1913


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1913 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Biograph Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

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1.33 : 1
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