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      Mother Carey's Chickens

      Released Jul 29, 1938 1h 22m Drama List
      Reviews When her Naval captain husband dies, Margaret Carey (Fay Bainter) is left struggling to support her family, which includes a young son and daughters Nancy (Anne Shirley) and Kitty (Ruby Keeler). They hop from residence to residence, just scraping by, but ultimately land in a fixer-upper that seems just right. That is, until their lack of funds moves the landlord to try to force them out, prompting Nancy and Kitty to concoct a "haunted house" scheme aimed at frightening away prospective buyers. Read More Read Less

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      John Kinloch California Eagle Aided and abetted by competent actors, Mother Carey's Chickens is a well-done little piece of sentimental drama. Oct 30, 2019 Full Review Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine Good Saturday afternoon entertainment for anybody's brood. Jul 22, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis When her Naval captain husband dies, Margaret Carey (Fay Bainter) is left struggling to support her family, which includes a young son and daughters Nancy (Anne Shirley) and Kitty (Ruby Keeler). They hop from residence to residence, just scraping by, but ultimately land in a fixer-upper that seems just right. That is, until their lack of funds moves the landlord to try to force them out, prompting Nancy and Kitty to concoct a "haunted house" scheme aimed at frightening away prospective buyers.
      Director
      Rowland V. Lee
      Screenwriter
      S.K. Lauren, Gertrude Purcell
      Distributor
      RKO Radio Pictures
      Production Co
      RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 29, 1938, Original
      Runtime
      1h 22m