Absinthe (1929)

A poor woman gives birth to a son who believes she is dead. He becomes a lawyer, and eventually defends her against a murder charge. All the while she refuses to reveal her secret to him.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 17, 1929
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Emanuel Levy

Ruth Chatterton got Best Actress nomination and Lionel Barrymore a directing nod for the first talkie version of the old sentimental play about an all-suffering mother.

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jay nixon
Stiff and creaky original version of the much remade weeper. Chatterton is too theatrical in her role to buy in her later scenes of dissipation. Watch the more… More
John Ballantine
Ho boy. It's amazing that this story gets done and done and done over and over again. You would think that this not very subtle play of coincidence would… More