~Dearie~
1927
Directed by: Archie Mayo

Written by: Anthony Coldeway
Titles: Jack Jarmuth

Based on a story by Carolyn Wells
~Cast~

Irene Rich ... Sylvia Darling / Dearie
William Collier Jr. ... Stephen, her son
Edna Murphy ... Ethel Jordan
Anders Randolf ... Samuel Manley
Richard Tucker ... Luigi
Arthur Rankin ... Paul
David Mir ... Max
Douglas Gerrard ... Manley's friend
Violet Palmer ... Sylvia's maid
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by Warner Bros.

Cinematography by: David Abel
Assistant Director: Henry Blanke

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Released: June 18, 1927
This is now considered a lost film.
~Plot Synopsis~
Irene Rich heads the cast of this lachrymose "mother love" drama. Rich is cast as Sylvia "Dearie"
Darling, a nightclub entertainer who willingly sacrifices her own health, wealth and happiness for the
sake of her son Stephen (William Collier Jr.) Alas, the ungrateful boy grows up despising his mother,
doing everything he can to humiliate her once he comes of age. Only when tragedy looms over the
horizon does Stephen comes to his senses. The film is told in flashback, as the repentant Stephen
unfolds his life story to publisher Samuel Manley (Anders Randolph). Dearie is the sort of high-gloss
soap opera that would become the province of such actresses as Ruth Chatterton, Ann Harding and
Kay Francis in the 1930s.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com