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HISTORY

The film's working title was Private Pettigrew's Girl . It opened in New York on 13 Apr 1919. Scenes from the film were shot in the Majestic theater in Los Angeles, at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, CA and at Camp Kearny in San Diego, CA. Burnet's story was remade twice under the title The Shopworn Angel : by Paramount in 1928, with Nancy Carroll and Gary Cooper starring and Richard Wallace directing and by M-G-M in 1938, with Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart starring and H. C. Potter directing (see entries ... More Less

The film's working title was Private Pettigrew's Girl . It opened in New York on 13 Apr 1919. Scenes from the film were shot in the Majestic theater in Los Angeles, at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, CA and at Camp Kearny in San Diego, CA. Burnet's story was remade twice under the title The Shopworn Angel : by Paramount in 1928, with Nancy Carroll and Gary Cooper starring and Richard Wallace directing and by M-G-M in 1938, with Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart starring and H. C. Potter directing (see entries below). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
19 Apr 19
p. 1523.
MPN
18 Jan 19
p. 395.
MPN
22 Feb 19
p. 1170.
MPN
8 Aug 19
p. 48.
MPW
12 Apr 19
p. 275.
New York Times
14 Apr 19
p. 11.
Variety
18 Apr 19
p. 53.
Variety
2 May 19
p. 59.
Wid's
16 Mar 19
p. 17.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Private Pettigrew's Girl" by Dana Burnet in The Saturday Evening Post (14 Sep 1918).
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Private Pettigrew's Girl
Release Date:
23 March 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 March 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13525
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Orphaned private William Pettigrew is stationed at a World War I embarkation camp near New York. His loneliness increases when the other soldiers receive mail, and he realizes that he has no one to write him. On a visit to the city he purchases a photograph of chorus girl Daisy Heath, then visits the theater where she performs and meets her at the stagedoor. Daisy recognizes William's sincerity and breaks a date with millionaire Hugh Varick. Daisy performs at William's camp, and he gets permission to spend time alone with her before he sails. Daisy rejects Varick, who also enlists, but whose money was his main appeal. When William returns after the war, Daisy is waiting for ... +


Orphaned private William Pettigrew is stationed at a World War I embarkation camp near New York. His loneliness increases when the other soldiers receive mail, and he realizes that he has no one to write him. On a visit to the city he purchases a photograph of chorus girl Daisy Heath, then visits the theater where she performs and meets her at the stagedoor. Daisy recognizes William's sincerity and breaks a date with millionaire Hugh Varick. Daisy performs at William's camp, and he gets permission to spend time alone with her before he sails. Daisy rejects Varick, who also enlists, but whose money was his main appeal. When William returns after the war, Daisy is waiting for him. +

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