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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
21 Apr 17
p. 1390.
MPN
28 Apr 17
p. 2690.
MPW
28 Apr 17
p. 637.
NYDM
30 Aug 17
pp. 554-55.
Variety
20 Apr 17
p. 24.
Wid's
19 Apr 17
p. 245.
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 April 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Judy keeps house for her father, the Reverend Deady, and her younger sister Abigail. When Harriet Gray, a hard-hearted businesswoman, forecloses on the mortgage of the orphanage, the Deadys open their home to seven destitute children. This puts a financial burden on the Deady family, forcing Judy to find another job. Learning that Mrs. Gray is looking for a male servant who would not tempt her eligible son Horace, Judy disguises herself as a boy and is awarded the job. Judy's economical management of the household greatly impresses Mrs. Gray and when her disguise is discovered, she wins the heart of Horace. After Judy foils an attempted burglary in the Gray home, all ends well as she and Horace are ... +


Judy keeps house for her father, the Reverend Deady, and her younger sister Abigail. When Harriet Gray, a hard-hearted businesswoman, forecloses on the mortgage of the orphanage, the Deadys open their home to seven destitute children. This puts a financial burden on the Deady family, forcing Judy to find another job. Learning that Mrs. Gray is looking for a male servant who would not tempt her eligible son Horace, Judy disguises herself as a boy and is awarded the job. Judy's economical management of the household greatly impresses Mrs. Gray and when her disguise is discovered, she wins the heart of Horace. After Judy foils an attempted burglary in the Gray home, all ends well as she and Horace are married. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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