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Baby Mine (1917 film)

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Genre  Comedy
Producer  Samuel Goldwyn
Cast  Madge Kennedy
Country  United States
Story by  Margaret Mayo
Cinematography  Arthur Edeson
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Baby Mine (1917 film) FileBaby Mine 1917 2jpg Wikimedia Commons

Language  Silent (English intertitles)
Director  John S. Robertson Hugo Ballin
Release date  September 23, 1917 (1917-09-23)
Based on  Baby Mine  by Margaret Mayo
Writer  Doty Hobart (adaptation), Margaret Mayo (play), Margaret Mayo (screenplay)
Directors  John S. Robertson, Hugo Ballin
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Baby Mine is a 1917 American silent comedy film directed by both John S. Robertson and Hugo Ballin and starring Madge Kennedy. The picture marked Kennedy's screen debut and was one of the first films produced by Samuel Goldwyn as an independent after founding his own studio.

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The film is based on a 1910 Broadway play Baby Mine by Margaret Mayo. The story was filmed once again as Baby Mine (1928) with Charlotte Greenwood at MGM, the successor to Goldwyn Pictures. This version, however, at one time thought lost, is held in the French archive Cinematheque Francais.

Plot

As described in a film magazine, Alfred (Morgan) catches his wife Zoie (Kennedy) in so many lies that he leaves home and establishes an office in Boston. He is very fond of children so Zoie and Jimmie's wife Aggie (Adams) conspire to tell him that an heir has arrived, with Zoie planning on adopting a baby. Before arrangements have been completed for the baby's adoption, Alfred arrives home, necessitating the stealing of a child from a foundling home. The mother of the baby, however, sets up such a rumpus that they decide to return it and borrow the washerwoman's new-born babe, one of a set of twins. More complications result when Jimmie (Cumberland) comes in with the other twin, followed by the washerwoman's husband demanding his children back. While the three babies are being cooed over by Alfred, who believes he is the father of triplets, the respective parents arrive and claim their children.

Cast

  • Madge Kennedy - Zoie
  • Kathryn Adams - Aggie (credited as Katherine Adams)
  • John Cumberland - Jimmie
  • Frank Morgan - Alfred
  • Sonia Marcelle - Italian Mother
  • Virginia Madigan - Maggie
  • Jack Ridgeway - O'Flarity (credited as Jack Ridgway)
  • Nellie Fillmore - Mrs. O'Flarity
  • Reception

    Like many American films of the time, Baby Mine was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. The Chicago Board of Censors ordered cut a closeup of money.

    References

    Baby Mine (1917 film) Wikipedia
    Baby Mine (1917 film) IMDb


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