Mother (1914 film)

Mother is a 1914 silent film drama directed by Maurice Tourneur and starring Emma Dunn. The film marked Tourneur's first American made film. Dunn was 39 years old and had starred on Broadway in the play version of the story this film is based on. This film was produced by William A. Brady who also produced the 1910 play.[1] The film has a similar plot to the 1920 Fox film Over the Hill to the Poorhouse.[2]

Newspaper publicity image, 1914
Directed byMaurice Tourneur
Produced byWilliam A. Brady
Written byMaurice Tourneur
Based onMother
by Jules Eckert Goodman
StarringEmma Dunn
Distributed byWorld Film
Release date
September 28, 1914
Running time
40 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film (English intertitles)

The Library of Congress has a complete print.[3]


  • Emma Dunn as Mrs. Wetherell
  • Edwin Baker as William
  • Belle Adair as Sadie
  • Henri Desforges as Walter
  • Jane Corcoran as Bess
  • Lillian Cook as Lenore
  • Priscilla Dean as Ardath


  1. Mother at the Internet Broadway Database
  2. Maurice Tourneur: The Life and Films by Harry Waldman, 2001. ISBN 978-0-7864-4085-6
  3. Mother, The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog
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