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Director  John Ford
Story by  Maude Fulton
Language  English
5.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
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Country  United States
The Brat movie poster

Writer  S. N. Behrman, Maude Fulton, Sonya Levien
Release date  September 20, 1931 (1931-09-20)
Screenplay  Maude Fulton, S. N. Behrman, Sonya Levien
Cast  Sally O'Neil, Alan Dinehart, Frank Albertson, William Collier Sr., Virginia Cherrill, June Collyer
Similar movies  Related John Ford movies

Thee mighty caesars beat on the brat


The Brat is a 1931 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by John Ford, starring Sally O'Neil, and featuring Virginia Cherrill. The film is based on the 1917 play by Maude Fulton. A previous silent film had been made in 1919 with Alla Nazimova. This 1931 screen version has been updated to then contemporary standards i.e. clothing, speech, topics in the news.

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Background

Writer Maude Fulton was an actress as well and starred in the 1917 Broadway premiere of her own play. Two of her co-stars in the play went on to have major film careers, Lewis Stone and Edmund Lowe.

The film was restored in DCP form and exhibited at New York City's Museum of Modern Art in November 2016.

Cast

  • Sally O'Neil as the Brat
  • Alan Dinehart as Macmillan Forester
  • Frank Albertson as Stephen Forester
  • William Collier, Sr. as Judge O"Flaherty
  • Virginia Cherrill as Angela
  • Jane Collyer as Jane
  • J. Farrell MacDonald as Timson, the butler
  • Mary Forbes as Mrs. Forester
  • Albert Gran as Bishop
  • Louise Mackintosh as Lena
  • Margaret Mann as Housekeeper
  • References

    The Brat Wikipedia
    The Brat IMDb The Brat themoviedb.org