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Review: Mom's a drag in lively 'The Silver Cord'

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NEW YORK (AP) — Haul out the evil mother-in-law jokes; Mrs. Phelps is a real doozy. A mother's selfishness can take many forms, but dramatist Sidney Howard (screenwriter for "Gone With the Wind") created a real monster in his 1926 domestic drama, "The Silver Cord." His manipulative Mrs. Phelps, a long-widowed, middle-aged mother of two adult sons, gives new meaning to the term smother. The...

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