Cinema: The New Pictures: Aug. 1, 1938

Mother Carey's Chickens (RKO Radio) is Kate Douglas Wiggin's folksy story of the ups & downs of a horse-&-buggy family. Filmed with a heartiness and warmth calculated to reawaken memories of toasty nights around the parlor baseburner, Mother Carey's Chickens joins Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's homely Judge Hardy and Twentieth Century-Fox's happy-go-lucky Jones Family in cinema's new grand march to the tune of Home, Sweet Home.

Pausing in their eager, pathetic quest for a happy, permanent roost, Mother Carey's cinema chicks scratch up a few adventures that were not of Mrs. Wiggin's planting, but whatever they unearth is...

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