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00:01

Mary Pickford

in

DADDY-LONG-LEGS

Released by
First National Exhibitors Circuits

Copyrighted 1919 by
Mary Pickford Company


00:14

Directed by
Marshall A-Neilan


00:20

Story by
Jean Webster
Adapted by
Agnes Johnson
Photography by
Charles Rosher
Art Titles by
Ferdinand Pinney Earle


00:33

CAST

Mrs Lippett
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Milla Davenport.
Miss Pritchard
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Miss Percy Haswell.
Angelina Wyckoff
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Fay Lemport.
Jarvis Pendleton
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Mahlon Hamilton.
Mrs. Pendloton
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Lilian Landgon.
Julia Pendleton
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Betty Bouton.
Sallie Mc Bride
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Audrey Chapman.
Jimmie Mc Bride
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Marshall A. Neilan.
Mrs. Semple
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Carrie Clarke Wards.

00:59

Baby Souls, Kings of the Future, bearers of the Earth's great secrets—wainting to cross the Threshold of Life.


01:15

Babies are a lot like flowers. Some are born into the world nourished and cared for amid beautiful surroundings.


02:06

While others see the light of day from the sordid atmosphere of dump-heaps—stunted, crushed, and fighting for their very existence.


02:58

The late John Grier made his millions on convict labor. Therefore he ran his orphenage on the same principles.


03:37

Mrs. Lippett, the matron, is this kind of little posie.


04:04

Pansy Gumph, the matron's right hand. The only bloom we can liken her to is (we offer our sincere apologies) a STINK WEED.


04:36

The child of culture was christened Angelina Gwendolin Rosalind Wyckoff.


04:57

While the other…


05:32

Abbot Enamel Sign Co, 125 Church
Abbot Everett V, Lawyer, 45 Cedar
Residence, 160 E 91
Abbot Franck P. China, 95 Mad av.
Abbot Fred V Col.Corp.Engrs.39Whthl
Abbot John, Carting, 512 W 15
Abbot M. B. 34 H. Houston
∗ Abbotsford The, Apts. 411WEnd av.
Abbott Mme, Gowns, 17 W 51


05:45

JERUSHA
1845


05:59

"Your name is Jerusha Abbott."


06:04

All orphans look alike from any angle. Exhibit A, rear view.


06:24

Jerusha has had twelve years of being raised on the wholesale plan.


06:43

Jerusha Abbott, nicknamed by her fellow prisoners, 'Judy.'

Mary Pickford.


06:55

Angelina Wyckoff—petted, pampered and spoiled.


07:17

But poor Judy…


07:31

"O the little birdies

on the mountain top

—far, far away."

07:42

The Great Prune Strike.


07:50

Three times a day the orphans faced their common enemy, the prune.


08:15

"The lives of us orphans is just one darn prune after another!"


08:27

"Us boys is with you——starvation 'til we croak."


08:45

"P-R-U-N-E spells Prune
Eating them means our doom.
Life's too short and death too soon
To fill our tummies with the darn old Prune."


09:25

"Please, ma'am, we've dissolved not to eat no more prunes."


10:12

"Swear you'll stick."


10:16

"Oh—D---!!"


10:21

"How's, oh h---!!"


10:27

"Oooh——I know a real nice dirty one."


10:42

Meanwhile the scabs…


10:57

A gentleman who takes things easily.


11:24

"Snacks of Goodness!"


11:42

"Please Mr. God, we want food."


12:05

"I didn't know He was so close."


12:28

As the empty hours go by.


13:09

""What's the matter with that building?


13:18

"Which one?"


13:27

"Let's go in before everything falls on us."


16:59

"You hang on here and I'll try and make the kitchen."


17:40

"Help yourselves—take all the jam you want."


18:25

Children are sometimes lent to us to bring God's message to Earth. There little tots await His summons to return to the Fold.


19:03

The whispering chorus.


20:01

"From now on—I'm boss—and them poor kids don't have to take no more baths—and kin have pickles and ice cream 'bout seventy times a day."


20:41

"Apple Jack"——


21:08

"All my life I've wanted to slide down them bannisters."


21:57

Judy calls the monthly wisit of the trustees Blue Wednesday.


22:21

Miss Pritchard, who is human even though she is a trustee.


22:53

"Such Vanity!"


22:59

"'Taint vanity—it's a spit curl."


23:16

"I was only trying to make a depression on someone."


23:28

"Get Miss Angelina a drink of water."


23:46

"How do you work it?"


24:24

"What can a lady expect from an orphan who doesn't even know who her own mother was?"


24:43

"If you're a lady—I'm glad my mother was an ash can."


25:05

"I want my mama."


25:25

"Judy, what is a mama?"


25:31

"A mama is something what us orphants aint got."


26:04

"She's sick and will get germs on my doll."


26:13

"The doctor says she aint goin' live long. Give her a little lend of it—I'll squish all the germs, honest—I will!"


28:18

"Love it quick, you aint going to have it long."


29:30

"She should be punished severely."


29:38

Judy,—the example.


29:56

"GOD will punish little girls who steal and will send them straight to a burning hot—hell."


30:11

"As hot as this stove."


30:32

It's all very well to punish other people's children. But it's different matter when is comes to punishing our own.


30:58

"Please, darling, do as mother asks."


31:03

"I won't get out of this car until you promise to throw that nasty little Judy Abbott out into the street."


31:16

"Don't be harsh with her, dear, she is only expressing her indivuduality."


31:36

Far into the weary hours of the night Judy watches over the little one who wants her mama.


32:10

"I want my mama."


32:15

Out in the great unknown the mother hears the call, and comes with loving arms to take her baby home.


33:00

The hot-house rose, full blown.


33:37

"Mrs. Lippett says when I dies God will put me in a big fire 'cause I'se bad."


33:48

"He won't hurt you—God loves little children."


34:09

"What's the matter, Bosco. Got a tummy ache?"


34:16

"Ain't nuthin' in here to ache."


34:31

To add to Judy's troubles, it is Blue Wednesday.


35:14

"He aint naked naturally, ma'am, it's only while I'm mending his pants."


35:56

"Bosco must o' took it."


36:32

"He swallowed a bobbin.


37:13

"Gee! I lost my mouth organ."


37:23

"If Bosco has fits, I'll be blamed for it."


37:30

"The rich new trustee has arrived. If those youg'uns don't behave I'll skin-em-alive."


37:50

"Why do people order babies sent C. O. D. and then don't take them."


38:02

The only time the children see real food at the John Grier Home is when it is being served to the trustees.


39:20

This looks like a June-bug — but it's meant to be any Trustee


39:27

"Be quiet—they may vote to have our voices cut out."


39:57

"Stop it!! Mugsey what are you doing?"


40:02

"They called me a hippopotamus two years ago."


40:08

"Then why are you hurting them now?"


40:13

"I never seed a pitcher of one 'til today."


40:46

"His naughty spirit must be broken."


40:55

"Judy, they're goin' to spank me on the spirit."


41:05

"You shant spank Freddie for something I've done."


41:13

"Is this the way you show your gratitude to the John Grier Home—by impudence and rebellion?"


41:25

"We are grateful—but you have robbed us the joys of childhood by your charity without kindness."


41:36

Miss Pritchard endeavors to interest the new trustee in Judy.


41:46

"There's a bright little girl here. I hope you'll be interested in sending her to college.


41:56

"She is quite a pretty little thing.


42:03

"I hate girls—especially pretty ones."


42:25

"Judy—you're wanted in the tip-toe room——Gee!! I think they're goin' to hang you."


42:50

"The new trustee has offered to send you to college."


43:02

"You are to ask no questions. He does not care to see you; write him once a month about your progress in college and he wishes you to know him simply as John Smith."


43:21

"Please, m'am, the new trustee is waiting to take Miss Pritchard home."


43:29

"Can't I even thank him?"


44:15

"I'm going to call him my dear Daddy-Long-Legs."


44:24

Five blocks away from the orphanage—with permission.


44:35

TO TRAINS


44:59

RESTAURANT


45:09

25


45:14

But—she forgot her ticket.


45:39

Home-sickness is a disease that Judy escapes, because one cannot very well be asylum-sick.


46:00

Julia Pendleton, whose forefathers were one of the ten thousand families who came over on the Mayflower.


46:33

Sally McBride is a true American aristocrat—Her father is the millionaire 'Over-alls King'.


47:37

Dear Daddy-Long-Legs;—

I've been warned not to bother you with questions, but I wish you'd tell me just this—Are you awfully old, or just a little bit old? Here is your portrait but the problem is—Shall I add some hair?


48:12

"Judy, aren't you simply wild about Omar Khayham?"


48:21

"I've never tasted it."


48:29

"Why, Judy——he was a great poet."


48:42

"Did you come from the Massachusetts Abbotts?"


48:55

"I descended from a long line of telephone people."


49:32

Headquarters of Dan Cupid, un-LTD., World Dominion.


49:44

"It's time Judy Abbott fell in love—attend to it immediately."


50:00

Judy's first literary efforts…


50:09

PROGRAMME


Romeo and Juliet

Al Fresco Performance
Arranged by
MISS JERUSHA ABBOTT

Dramatis Personnae

JULIET
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MISS JERUSHA ABBOTT

50:23

Julia's Uncle, Jarvis Pendleton, who would give his riches to anyone who would take his relatives too.


50:53

Sally's brother, Jimmie McBride, a Princeton freshman who just hates himself.


51:13

"Don't introduce me to those silly college girls—they bore me."


51:47

"Who is she?"


51:54

"WHO IS SHE?"


53:30

"You've certainly made a mess of things."


53:37

"I'm sorry, but my arrow went right through Jimmie McBride and stuck in Jarvis Pendleton."


53:48

"You've probably started another of those darn triangle things that will end in the divorce court."


54:23

"Do you have to stand up every time I do?"


54:29

"Yes, according to Hoyle."


54:57

"Why does Mrs. Pendleton ignore me?"


55:04

"She isn't sure of your social position yet. Dad's millions made her my friend for life."


55:24

Dear Daddy-Long-Legs;—

You don't have to guardian me this summer at all. The McBrides have invited me to their camp. I am going to write a novel while there and Jimmie McBride is going to teach me how to paddle a canoe by moonlight


56:02

TELEGRAM


GOLDEN HILLS OFFICE, PORTLAND
1917, JUNE 5

MISS JERUSHA ABBOTT
GOLDEN HILLS, PORTLAND, MASS.

MR JOHN SMITH PREFERS THAT YOU DO NOT ACCEPT
MRS MACBRIDE INVITATION ' HE WISHES YOU TO
SPEND SUMMER AT LOCK WILLOW FARM
ELMER GRIGGS
SECRETARY TO MR SMITH, BOSTON, MASS.


56:37

Lock-Willow farm.


56:53

"I'm Mrs. Semple. Mr. Smith wrote me all about you."


57:12

"Incubator chickens are like orphanage children—no mothers nor families—they're just born."


57:53

"I come down here every summer to fish. Mrs. Semple was my nurse."


58:31

"Won't we have a wonderful—I—I mean won't YOU have a wonderful time?"


58:41

Why did Judy put up her hair and lengthen her skirts?


59:31

Evidently there is one girl who doesn't bore Jimmie.


1:00:23

"I'm Jimmie McBride—I've dropped in for the summer."


1:01:04

"Hello—what's Foxy Grandpa doing here? I thought he was safe in the Old Men's Home."


1:01:14

"He has a right to be here, Mrs. Semple is his old nurse."


1:01:24

"Maggie Flynn is my old nurse but I don't spend my summers with her."


1:02:03

?


1:02:32

"Who owns that yaller car over thar?"


1:02:41

"The little fellar with the white beard you run down in Podunk has come to—"


1:02:53

"Bein' the Mayor he wants you to hustle back!"


1:03:02

"Come again, Jimmie, when you can't stay so long."


1:03:35

"My ambition is to write a book so that I can repay Daddy-Long-Legs for ma education."


1:03:50

Moon magic.


1:04:21

"I'd like a real home with lots of folks of my own to love me."


1:04:32

"Judy—won't I do?"


1:04:40

"I've always wanted a grandmother—will you BE IT."


1:04:52

"Grandmother—I forgot the difference in our ages."


1:05:12

Good-bye is difficult to say.


1:05:54

"Mrs. Semple, what is love?"


1:06:04

"Love is a bad habit—it's much safer to have the measles—they aint near as painful."


1:06:58

THE TRAGEDY OF LOVE

A NOVEL OF REAL LIFE

BY

JERUSHA ABBOTT


1:07:19

EDITOR

The publishers do not appreciate the tragedy of love.


1:07:55

Sept.
15th
Miss Jerusha Abbott,
Lock Willow Farm,
Willowcreek, Mass.

Dear Madam:-
We regret your novel, "The Tragedy
of love," is not suitable for publication. The
enclosed work shows a sense of humor, but little of
life. We suggest you devote more of your time to
your lessons until you know more about the world.
Very truly yours
TimothyPerkins
Reader - -
JOHN RAYMOND PUBLISHING COMPANY


1:08:40

"I'll go and write another one?"


1:08:48

Then comes the great inspiration.


1:09:43

First National Bank of Boston

No.  254 
BOSTON, MASS.  April 30.      19  18

PAY TO THE ORDER OF  Miss Jerusha Abbott             $  1000.00 
 One thousand and no                                                 DOLLARS

JOHN RAYMOND POBLISHING CO.
Edward Caldwell     


1:09:50

Dear Daddy-Long-Legs;—

Hurrah! I'm an author at last! The publisher liked my book about orphans. I'm so happy because now I can begin paying you back all the money you have spent on me. And oh — Daddy dear, won't you please come to may graduation?


1:10:13

What's the use of graduation with honors, if you haven't a family to share them with you?


1:11:37

"Are you my Daddy-Long-Legs?"


1:11:50

"Lord no!—I aint nobody's daddy—aint never been married!"


1:12:12

Being a successful author changes Judy's social standing. Even the doors of the Pendleton Home open to her.


1:13:02

"It must be wonderful to have ancestors."


1:13:18

"Miss Abbott, may I present Miss Wyckoff?"


1:13:31

"Ive had the pleasure—thank you."


1:13:46

Angie devoted the evening to making it pleasant (?) for Judy.


1:14:04

"Judy is the first girl whom Uncle Jarvis has ever considered seriously."


1:14:21

"How common to marry an orphan—why, she might turn out to be ANYBODY'S daughter!"


1:14:40

"Judy Abbott is the finest girl I know—and the cleverest one, too!"


1:14:58

"I'm sorry, but the Director's meeting lasted longer than I expected."