Sunday, June 20, 2010

365 Movies: Mother Carey's Chickens Review

Mother Carey's Chickens stars Anne Shirley, Ruby Keeler, James Ellison, Fay Bainter, Walter Brennan, and Frank Albertson in this 1938 film. After their Father(Frank Morgan) passes away, the Carey Family is left on their own, to fed for themselves. Their Mother(Bainter) tries her hardest to supply for the family, but it is often times, too difficult for her to do on her own. The two daughters of the family try to help but not with much luck. With some lucky swindling, the Carey family is able to start up a boarding house, but unfortunately trouble starts up pretty soon after. A very wealthy and snobbish family wants to buy up the house, but the Carey try everything in their power to stop it from happening. This was actually a pretty swell movie. It's a rather simple and straight to the point movie, but it's sweet to watch. Like I've said before, Anne has become a new favorite of mine, and in this she does splendidly. I absolutely adored Donnie Dunagan, the youngest boy of the family. Not only cute, but he was so charming! It's a good little unknown film, with a fun little story to boot.

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