The Mother and the Law

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The Mother and the Law

capitalism intolerance labor strike

The Mother and the Law

Release Date: August 18, 1919

Year    :   1919
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   D.W. Griffith Productions
Director    :   D. W. Griffith
Producers    :   D. W. Griffith
Writers    :   D. W. Griffith, D. W. Griffith
RunTime    :   95 mins.

After the relatively low box office takings of 'Intolerance', D. W. Griffith would revisit his epic film three years later by releasing two of the film's interlocking stories as standalone features, with some new additional footage. The second of these was 'The Mother and the Law', which demonstrates how crime, moral puritanism, and conflicts between ruthless capitalists and striking workers help ruin the lives of marginal Americans.




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