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Mother Machree was a character created by Rida Johnson Young in 1910. Machree was imagined for the play Barry from Barrymore and reappeared in her book The Story of Mother Machree in 1924. The character was the star in the silent film Mother Machree in 1928 directed by John Ford.

The movie is set around Ellen McHugh (also known as Mother Machree), an Irish immigrant, becoming a housekeeper for her son, Brian, and his daughter. Unbeknownst to Brian is that Mother Machree is his mother who gave him up for adoption when he was younger so he could have a better way of life. 


Mother Machree [Web log post]. (2008, September 20). Retrieved June 28, 2020, from

Mother Machree. [Web log review]. (n.d.). Retrieved June 28, 2020, from

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