The Little 'Fraid Lady (1920)

Drama | 14 December 1920

Director:

John G. Adolfi

Production Designer:

Robert A. Odell

Production Company:

Robertson-Cole Co.
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HISTORY

The working title of this film was The Girl Who Lived in the Woods ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Girl Who Lived in the Woods . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
18 Dec 20
p. 193.
MPN
18 Sep 20
p. 228.
MPN
6 Nov 20
pp. 3493-94.
MPN
26 Sep 20
p. 7.
MPN
18 Dec 20
pp. 4639-40.
MPW
18 Dec 20
p. 911.
NYDM
25 Dec 20
p. 1275.
Wid's
23 Jan 21
p. 17.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Girl Who Lived in the Woods
Release Date:
14 December 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Robertson-Cole Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
12 December 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15986
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Cecelia Carne, dubbed "the little 'fraid lady" because she shuns society, seeks the solitude of the forest in order to perfect her talents as a painter. By chance one day, Cecelia wanders into the estate of Judge Peter Carteret where she meets Saxton Graves, who is assisting the judge in decorating his house. Recognizing her talent, Saxton hires Cecelia and soon falls in love with the artist. While working at the judge's, Cecelia learns that he is about to try a case in which Giron, a notorious bootlegger, is implicated. This information disconcerts Cecelia because Giron is her father. Complications follow when Giron appears and attempts to blackmail Carteret with a bribery charge, but Cecelia testifies against her father when he makes accusations of improper relations between her and the judge. Giron, realizing that he is to be convicted, shoots himself, clearing the path for his daughter's happiness with ... +


Cecelia Carne, dubbed "the little 'fraid lady" because she shuns society, seeks the solitude of the forest in order to perfect her talents as a painter. By chance one day, Cecelia wanders into the estate of Judge Peter Carteret where she meets Saxton Graves, who is assisting the judge in decorating his house. Recognizing her talent, Saxton hires Cecelia and soon falls in love with the artist. While working at the judge's, Cecelia learns that he is about to try a case in which Giron, a notorious bootlegger, is implicated. This information disconcerts Cecelia because Giron is her father. Complications follow when Giron appears and attempts to blackmail Carteret with a bribery charge, but Cecelia testifies against her father when he makes accusations of improper relations between her and the judge. Giron, realizing that he is to be convicted, shoots himself, clearing the path for his daughter's happiness with Saxton. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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