The Little Dutch Girl (1915)

Drama | 23 August 1915

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HISTORY

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SOURCE CITATIONS
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Motog
28 Aug 15
pp. 422-23, 440
MPN
28 Aug 15
p. 79.
MPW
21 Aug 15
p. 1398.
MPW
16 Dec 14
p. 39.
NYDM
25 Aug 15
p. 32.
Variety
3 Sep 15
p. 21.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Bebée: or, Two Little Wooden Shoes by Ouida (pseud. of Louise De la Ramée) (Philadelphia, 1874).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
23 August 1915
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
25 August 1915
Copyright Number:
LU6180
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

An old gardener finds a baby girl in a basket among the lilies of a lake and rears her, calling her " Bebée." After the old man dies, Bebée, now fourteen, continues his work. A few years later, the famous artist Lionel, seeking a model for his painting "Marguerite," finds in Bebée the innocence lacking in his other models. He persuades Bebée to pose and then courts her, thus provoking the jealousy of Jean, a woodsman. Bebée's innocence conquers Lionel's resolve to seduce her, and he leaves after awakening in her a tormenting love. Later, when she reads about Lionel's sickness and poverty, Bebée travels two hundred miles on foot to be with him. Arriving forlornly with holes in her wooden shoes, Bebée sees Lionel cavorting with women in revealing gowns. She flees in horror and jumps into a river, but Jean, who followed, rescues her and takes her home. One day she puts two rosebuds in her wooden shoes with a note saying, "Send them to him," and drowns herself among the ... +


An old gardener finds a baby girl in a basket among the lilies of a lake and rears her, calling her " Bebée." After the old man dies, Bebée, now fourteen, continues his work. A few years later, the famous artist Lionel, seeking a model for his painting "Marguerite," finds in Bebée the innocence lacking in his other models. He persuades Bebée to pose and then courts her, thus provoking the jealousy of Jean, a woodsman. Bebée's innocence conquers Lionel's resolve to seduce her, and he leaves after awakening in her a tormenting love. Later, when she reads about Lionel's sickness and poverty, Bebée travels two hundred miles on foot to be with him. Arriving forlornly with holes in her wooden shoes, Bebée sees Lionel cavorting with women in revealing gowns. She flees in horror and jumps into a river, but Jean, who followed, rescues her and takes her home. One day she puts two rosebuds in her wooden shoes with a note saying, "Send them to him," and drowns herself among the lilies. +

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