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Polly Redhead screened at Cinecon 53 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, CA, on 3 Sep ... More Less

Polly Redhead screened at Cinecon 53 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, CA, on 3 Sep 2017. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
17 Feb 17
p. 773.
MPN
24 Feb 17
p. 1253.
MPW
24 Mar 17
p. 1988.
NYDM
13 Jul 17
p. 26.
Wid's
1 Mar 17
p. 134.
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 March 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Bluebird Photoplays, Inc.
Copyright Date:
14 February 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10193
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In order to support her little brother Edgar, twelve-year-old Polly works as a maid in the home of attorney John Ruffin. Polly wins Ruffin's sympathy because she resembles Marion, the daughter of his fiancée's sister, Lady Osterley, who is separated from her husband, the duke. Knowing that Lady Osterley is unhappy because the duke insists upon sole custody of Marion, Ruffin conceives of the plan to substitute Polly for Marion. The switch is accomplished and Marion runs away with her mother. After several misadventures, the duke and Lady Osterley are finally reconciled, and Polly finds a happy home as ... +


In order to support her little brother Edgar, twelve-year-old Polly works as a maid in the home of attorney John Ruffin. Polly wins Ruffin's sympathy because she resembles Marion, the daughter of his fiancée's sister, Lady Osterley, who is separated from her husband, the duke. Knowing that Lady Osterley is unhappy because the duke insists upon sole custody of Marion, Ruffin conceives of the plan to substitute Polly for Marion. The switch is accomplished and Marion runs away with her mother. After several misadventures, the duke and Lady Osterley are finally reconciled, and Polly finds a happy home as well. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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