Kathleen Mavourneen (1930 film)

Kathleen Mavourneen is a 1930 sound/talking film directed by Albert Ray, stars Sally O'Neil and produced and distributed by Tiffany Pictures, and is the first talking film version of the oft-filmed Dion Boucicault play.

Kathleen Mavourneen
DVD cover and art packaging to this film
Directed byAlbert Ray
Written byFrances Hyland
Based onplay Kathleen Mavourneen by Dion Boucicault which in turn was inspired by the song Kathleen Mavourneen by Annie Crawford and Frederick William Nichols Crouch
CinematographyHarry Jackson
Distributed byTiffany Pictures
Release date
June 20, 1930
Running time
55 minutes

The last version prior to this film was a 1919 silent Fox film starring Theda Bara. Sally O'Neil would star in the 1937 all-Irish version of the story, thereby filming the story twice.[1]

Print held by the Library of Congress.[2]




  1. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:Kathleen Mavourneen
  2. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, p.95 c.1978 by The American Film Institute
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