Added by on 2014-10-06

brennan

Drama (1946) 95 minutes ~ Black & White

The film begins on Mother’s Day, 1938 when 14-year-old Ziggy Brennan (Mona Freeman buys a gardenia for her mother. Ziggy’s youthful exuberance disappears when she enters their apartment and finds her mother, Natalie (June Duprez), drinking with a strange man. Natalie introduces Ziggy as her “sister” and quietly cautions Ziggy against calling her “mother.” Later, dispensing some motherly-advice, Natalie tells Ziggy that if she learns all the tricks, she’ll never have to work for a living. Ziggy goes right out and applies parts of this advice by stealing a valuable lapel pin from a fellow high-school student, and is promptly expelled from school.

Director: Alfred Santell

Writer: Adela Rogers St. Johns (story), Doris Anderson (screenplay)

Stars: James Dunn, Mona Freeman, William Marshall

Category:

Drama