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Director  Harry F. Millarde
Genre  Silent film
Distributor  20th Century Fox
Country  United States
4.8/10 IMDb

Producer  William Fox
Cast  Mary Carr, Dorothy Allen
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Over the Hill to the Poorhouse movie poster
Language  Silent (English intertitles)
Release date  September 17, 1920
Based on  poems "Over the Hill to the Poorhouse" and "Over the Hill from the Poorhouse"  by Will Carleton
Writer  Will Carleton (poems), Paul Sloane (scenario)
Similar movies  Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), Happy Days (1930), She (1917)

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.

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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.

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Cast

  • Mary Carr as Ma Benton
  • James Sheridan as Child Isaac (billed as Sheridan Tansey)
  • Noel Tearle as Adult Isaac
  • Stephen Carr as Child Thomas
  • William Welsh as Pa Benton
  • Jerry Devine as Child John
  • Johnnie Walker as Adult John (billed as John Walker)
  • James Sheldon as Child Charles
  • Wallace Ray as Adult Charles
  • Rosemary Carr as Child Rebecca
  • Phyllis Diller as Adult Rebecca (this Phyllis Diller is not the TV comedian)
  • Maybeth Carr as Child Susan
  • Louella Carr as Adult Susan
  • Vivienne Osborne as Isabella Strong
  • Dorothy Allen as Agulitia
  • Edna Murphy as Lucy
  • Joseph Donohoe as Undetermined role
  • John T. Dwyer as Adult Thomas
  • References

    Over the Hill to the Poorhouse Wikipedia
    Over the Hill to the Poorhouse IMDb


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