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

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This was Bessie Love's final picture for Vitagraph.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
ETR
3 Jan 1920
p. 521
MPN
20 Dec 1919
p. 4429
MPN
24 Jan 1920
p. 1135
MPW
10 Apr 1920
p. 239, 300
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Pegeen by Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd (New York, 1915).
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Release Date:
January 1920
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Date
Copyright Number
Vitagraph Co. of America
20 November 1919
LP14461
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-6
Country:
United States
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 ...

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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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