The Little Gypsy (1915)

Drama | October 1915

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HISTORY

A theatrical version of The Little Minister opened in New York on 27 Sep 1897. According to publicity articles, a factory and a dam were built for this production and later were destroyed for visual effects in the film. The dam, which measured 170 feet in length, was built in Port Jervis, NY. Some sources list Mary Murillo as co-director and Oscar Apfel as co-scenarist. Walter Dare is also given credit in some reviews as scenarist. Katharine Hepburn starred in a 1934 version of the story entitled The Little Minister ... More Less

A theatrical version of The Little Minister opened in New York on 27 Sep 1897. According to publicity articles, a factory and a dam were built for this production and later were destroyed for visual effects in the film. The dam, which measured 170 feet in length, was built in Port Jervis, NY. Some sources list Mary Murillo as co-director and Oscar Apfel as co-scenarist. Walter Dare is also given credit in some reviews as scenarist. Katharine Hepburn starred in a 1934 version of the story entitled The Little Minister . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
Motog
30 Oct 15
p. 937.
MPN
18 Sep 15
p. 92.
MPN
16 Oct 15
pp. 10-11.
MPN
8 May 15
p. 766.
MPW
23 Oct 15
p. 631.
New York Times
11 Oct 15
p. 9.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Little Minister by James M. Barrie (London, 1891) and his play of the same name (New York, 27 Sep 1897).
DETAILS
Release Date:
October 1915
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
10 October 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6639
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Found abandoned as an infant, Babbie is taken in and raised by Lord Rintoul of Thrums, Scotland. Although she is brought up as an aristocrat, Babbie prefers to dress and act like a wild gypsy. She eventually turns her capricious attentions on Gavin Desart, the village minister, a priggish young man who publicly scorns and upbraids her for her flirtations while secretly longing for more. The feisty girl becomes involved in a weaver's strike and, after the workers rebel, is arrested for inciting them to riot. She escapes from jail, however, and runs to the minister for protection from the police. Circumstances force Gavin to confess his love for the gypsy and after many adventures, including an abortive marriage to Lord Rintoul, her true parentage is revealed and she and Gavin ... +


Found abandoned as an infant, Babbie is taken in and raised by Lord Rintoul of Thrums, Scotland. Although she is brought up as an aristocrat, Babbie prefers to dress and act like a wild gypsy. She eventually turns her capricious attentions on Gavin Desart, the village minister, a priggish young man who publicly scorns and upbraids her for her flirtations while secretly longing for more. The feisty girl becomes involved in a weaver's strike and, after the workers rebel, is arrested for inciting them to riot. She escapes from jail, however, and runs to the minister for protection from the police. Circumstances force Gavin to confess his love for the gypsy and after many adventures, including an abortive marriage to Lord Rintoul, her true parentage is revealed and she and Gavin wed. +

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