The Princess of Patches (1917)

Drama | 22 January 1917

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HISTORY

This picture was filmed in Mississippi. R.H. Kelly may have served on the film as a studio manager as well as an actor, according to an ambiguous listing in the 1918 MPSD ... More Less

This picture was filmed in Mississippi. R.H. Kelly may have served on the film as a studio manager as well as an actor, according to an ambiguous listing in the 1918 MPSD . More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
3 Feb 17
p. 632.
Motog
3 Feb 17
p. 263.
MPN
27 Jan 17
p. 596.
MPW
27 Jan 17
p. 542, 592
NYDM
3 Feb 17
p. 26.
Wid's
25 Jan 17
p. 60.
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 January 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Taking pity on Patches, a little waif clothed in tattered rags, Colonel Silverthorne takes her in and raises her with his own children, Lee and Juliet, who are to be heirs to the estate of his dead brother. Patches grows to adulthood and falls in love with Jack Merry, a cotton buyer from the North. One day Waggles, an old tramp whom Patches had befriended as a young girl, appears with a locket identifying Patches as Selma Silverthorne, heiress to the plantation. Hoping to protect his inheritance, Lee tries to destroy the locket, but Jack and Waggles thwart the scheme to defraud Patches by wringing a confession from Judas, an unscrupulous overseer who had stolen the infant Patches from the Silverthornes. Her future thus secured, Patches marries ... +


Taking pity on Patches, a little waif clothed in tattered rags, Colonel Silverthorne takes her in and raises her with his own children, Lee and Juliet, who are to be heirs to the estate of his dead brother. Patches grows to adulthood and falls in love with Jack Merry, a cotton buyer from the North. One day Waggles, an old tramp whom Patches had befriended as a young girl, appears with a locket identifying Patches as Selma Silverthorne, heiress to the plantation. Hoping to protect his inheritance, Lee tries to destroy the locket, but Jack and Waggles thwart the scheme to defraud Patches by wringing a confession from Judas, an unscrupulous overseer who had stolen the infant Patches from the Silverthornes. Her future thus secured, Patches marries Jack. +

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

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