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HISTORY

The film was apparently produced in the summer of 1919, but a legal dispute between J. Hartley Manners and theatrical producer Oliver Morosco resulted in the Supreme Court forbidding Famous Players-Lasky Corp. from exhibiting the film. Manners supervised another screen version of the play at Metro in 1922, starring Laurette Taylor and directed by King Vidor. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.4193). Marion Davies starred in an M-G-M-Cosmopolitan version in 1933, directed by Robert Z. ... More Less

The film was apparently produced in the summer of 1919, but a legal dispute between J. Hartley Manners and theatrical producer Oliver Morosco resulted in the Supreme Court forbidding Famous Players-Lasky Corp. from exhibiting the film. Manners supervised another screen version of the play at Metro in 1922, starring Laurette Taylor and directed by King Vidor. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.4193). Marion Davies starred in an M-G-M-Cosmopolitan version in 1933, directed by Robert Z. Leonard. More Less

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ETR
27 Dec 19
p. 362.
MPW
10 May 19
p. 805.
MPW
31 May 19
p. 1394.
MPW
3 Apr 20
p. 54.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Peg O' My Heart by J. Hartley Manners (New York, 20 Dec 1912).
DETAILS
Release Date:
1919
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The film is based on the J. Hartley Manners play about Peg, a poor Irish farmer's daughter who goes to England to stay with an aristocratic family and falls in love with a young nobleman. Manners contended that Famous Players-Lasky introduced new features into the scenario, including Irish propaganda and elements of William Shakespeare's play Antony and Cleopatra . [No other information concerning the plot has been ... +


The film is based on the J. Hartley Manners play about Peg, a poor Irish farmer's daughter who goes to England to stay with an aristocratic family and falls in love with a young nobleman. Manners contended that Famous Players-Lasky introduced new features into the scenario, including Irish propaganda and elements of William Shakespeare's play Antony and Cleopatra . [No other information concerning the plot has been located.] +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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