Her Soul's Inspiration (1917)

Drama | 15 January 1917

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HISTORY

The original title of this film was Mary Keep Your Feet Still ... More Less

The original title of this film was Mary Keep Your Feet Still . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
ETR
13 Jan 17
p. 424.
MPN
6 Jan 17
p. 98.
MPN
20 Jan 17
p. 434.
MPW
22 Dec 17
p. 1803, 1848
MPW
27 Jan 17
p. 590.
NYDM
13 Jan 17
p. 27.
Wid's
11 Jan 17
p. 26.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Mary Keep Your Feet Still" by Harris Anson (publication undetermined).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Mary Keep Your Feet Still
Release Date:
15 January 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Bluebird Photoplays, Inc.
Copyright Date:
3 January 1917
Copyright Number:
LP9892
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Mary was born with music in her feet: she danced at school, work and play, and was known as the girl who couldn't keep her feet still. After her mother's death, Mary's grandfather, Daddy Weston, bought a traveling dance show to give Mary a chance to showcase her talents. When Daddy dies, Mme. La Rue, the show's wardrobe mistress, and her daughter Zella go to Mary's guardian and try to claim her inheritance, asserting that Zella is really Mary. After much adversity, Mary finds a friend in "Silent Bob," finally proves her identity, and all ends ... +


Mary was born with music in her feet: she danced at school, work and play, and was known as the girl who couldn't keep her feet still. After her mother's death, Mary's grandfather, Daddy Weston, bought a traveling dance show to give Mary a chance to showcase her talents. When Daddy dies, Mme. La Rue, the show's wardrobe mistress, and her daughter Zella go to Mary's guardian and try to claim her inheritance, asserting that Zella is really Mary. After much adversity, Mary finds a friend in "Silent Bob," finally proves her identity, and all ends well. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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