The Girl of My Dreams (1918)

Drama | 15 December 1918

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HISTORY

The Pennsylvania State Board of Censors eliminated several shots of the bathing scene before approving the film for that state. Some sources incorrectly list art director Martin J. Doner as Martin L. Doner. ...

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The Pennsylvania State Board of Censors eliminated several shots of the bathing scene before approving the film for that state. Some sources incorrectly list art director Martin J. Doner as Martin L. Doner.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 Oct 1918
p. 1458
ETR
14 Dec 1918
p. 151
MPN
14 Dec 1918
p. 3600
MPN
13 Jul 1918
p. 207
MPW
14 Dec 1918
p. 1248
MPW
4 Jan 1919
p. 91
Variety
6 Dec 1918
p. 39
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Scott Beal
Asst dir
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
MUSIC
George Beynon
Mus accompaniment comp and compiled by
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the musical comedy The Girl of My Dreams , book by Wilbur D. Nesbit and Otto Hauerbach, music by Karl L. Hoschna (New York, 7 Aug 1911)
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 December 1918
Production Date:

Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

A young girl nicknamed "The Weed" lives with her foster parents in their mountain cabin and frequently visits a nearby health resort to sell milk and eggs. On one of her excursions, she befriends a cantankerous old millionaire, George Bassett, who later bequeathes to her his entire estate. Ralph Long's car plunges down an embankment, and he is dragged from the wreckage and looked after by the Weed, who soon captivates him with her charm and ingenuousness. While he is in the hospital, however, the lecherous Kenneth Stewart snaps a photo of the girl swimming in the nude in a mountain pool and hangs an enlargement of it in his club. He once attempts to enter her room but she bolts him out. Through a neighbor, Ralph learns that Stewart is actually the girl's father, whose abandonment of his wife soon after the Weed's birth led to the woman's death. Ralph confronts Stewart, and the latter, deeply ashamed, leaves town. Ralph resolves to keep the truth from the Weed and proposes to ...

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A young girl nicknamed "The Weed" lives with her foster parents in their mountain cabin and frequently visits a nearby health resort to sell milk and eggs. On one of her excursions, she befriends a cantankerous old millionaire, George Bassett, who later bequeathes to her his entire estate. Ralph Long's car plunges down an embankment, and he is dragged from the wreckage and looked after by the Weed, who soon captivates him with her charm and ingenuousness. While he is in the hospital, however, the lecherous Kenneth Stewart snaps a photo of the girl swimming in the nude in a mountain pool and hangs an enlargement of it in his club. He once attempts to enter her room but she bolts him out. Through a neighbor, Ralph learns that Stewart is actually the girl's father, whose abandonment of his wife soon after the Weed's birth led to the woman's death. Ralph confronts Stewart, and the latter, deeply ashamed, leaves town. Ralph resolves to keep the truth from the Weed and proposes to her.

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