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This was Bessie Love's final picture for Vitagraph. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
3 Jan 20
p. 521.
MPN
20 Dec 19
p. 4429.
MPN
24 Jan 20
p. 1135.
MPW
10 Apr 20
p. 239, 300
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Pegeen by Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd (New York, 1915).
DETAILS
Release Date:
January 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
20 November 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14461
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Pegeen O'Neill must fend for herself when her father Dan becomes mentally unbalanced after the death of his wife Mary. Dan spends his days searching for his wife, setting fires in the belief that the flames will illuminate his Mary. The townspeople, enraged at the arson which is slowly destroying their village, track Dan down, entrapping him in a burning cabin. Pegeen rushes to comfort her dying father, who consoles himself at death with the hallucination that his wife has returned in the figure of his daughter. Pegeen then is rescued from the raging fire by Jimmie, who proposes to the waif as he delivers her from the ... +


Pegeen O'Neill must fend for herself when her father Dan becomes mentally unbalanced after the death of his wife Mary. Dan spends his days searching for his wife, setting fires in the belief that the flames will illuminate his Mary. The townspeople, enraged at the arson which is slowly destroying their village, track Dan down, entrapping him in a burning cabin. Pegeen rushes to comfort her dying father, who consoles himself at death with the hallucination that his wife has returned in the figure of his daughter. Pegeen then is rescued from the raging fire by Jimmie, who proposes to the waif as he delivers her from the flames. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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