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  • The Old Nest (1921)
  • 80 min | Drama
The Old Nest (1921)
80 min | Drama

Living in a small town, Dr. and Mrs. Anthon raise a large family. Arthur, the oldest child, is killed in a railroad wreck; Tom grows up to be a successful lawyer; Kate marries and lives in New York; Frank becomes a gifted artist in Paris; ...See moreLiving in a small town, Dr. and Mrs. Anthon raise a large family. Arthur, the oldest child, is killed in a railroad wreck; Tom grows up to be a successful lawyer; Kate marries and lives in New York; Frank becomes a gifted artist in Paris; Jim is sent away from home by his father for stealing; Emily, the youngest, goes to New York to visit Kate and gets married. With home ties severed, the children become forgetful of their parents until one day Jim returns for money. The mother dreams that the train on which her son is returning is imperiled by a wrecked bridge, and when she awakens, terrified, Tom arrives with his brothers and sisters to announce that he has been appointed Attorney General of the United States. Written by Pamela Short See less
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Rupert Hughes (screenplay) (story)
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Updated Jun 28, 1921

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Jun 28, 1921 (United States)

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