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~The Old Nest~
1921
Directed by: Reginald Barker

Written by: Rupert Hughes (screenplay & story)
~Cast~

T.D. Crittenden ... Dr. Horace Anthon (as Dwight Crittendon)
Mary Alden ... Mrs. Anthon
Nick Cogley ... Uncle Ned
Fanny Stockbridge ... Hannah
Laura La Varnie ... Mrs. Guthrie
Edward Peil Jr. ... Tom at 13 (as Johnny Jones)
Richard Tucker ... Tom at 36
Marshall Ricksen ... Arthur at 14
Buddy Messinger ... Jim at 10
Cullen Landis ... Jim at 22-32
Lucille Ricksen ... Kate at 9
Louise Lovely ... Kate at 21-31
Robert DeVilbiss ... Frank at 6
J. Parks Jones ... Frank at 18-28
Marie Moorehouse ... Baby Emily
Helene Chadwick ... Emily at 22
Theodore von Eltz ... Stephen McLeod
Molly Malone ... Molly McLeod
Maurice 'Lefty' Flynn ... Harry Andrews (as Maurice B. Flynn)
Roland Rushton ... Mr. Atkinson
Billie Cotton ... Emily at 12
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~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Goldwyn Pictures Corporation

Cinematography by: Philip Hatkin  & Percy Hilburn
Assistant Director: Charles Stallings

Length: 10 Reels
Runtime: 100 Minutes
Released: June 28, 1921
~Plot Synopsis~
During the early '20s, sentimental films about mother love abounded. As the decade went on,
however, such mawkish tales were replaced by thoroughly modern daughters and mothers who
wanted to keep up with them. This 1921 drama starred Mary Alden -- the same actress who played
the mulatto mistress in Birth of a Nation -- as the mother. In spite of running a very long ten reels in
length, there really is very little plot. It focuses on the life of Dr. Horace Anthon (Dwight T.
Crittenden), his self-sacrificing wife (Alden), and their six children, four boys and two girls. Although
the parents do everything for their kids, loving them and disciplining them whenever necessary, the
youngsters all grow up to be neglectful adults. The children even forget their mother's birthday as
they carry on their own lives, and Mrs. Anthon's only joy is in remembering days gone by. One son
becomes a lawyer and then U.S. attorney general. Finally, when he has achieved his greatest success,
he remembers the old homestead and brings the family together again.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com