The Delicious Little Devil (1919)

Comedy | 12 May 1919

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Motography
24 May 19191
p. 41
Exhibitors Trade Review
10 May 1919
p. 1771
Motion Picture News
17 May 1919
p. 2638
Motion Picture News
3 May 1919
p. 2871, 2894, 2912
Moving Picture World
26 Apr 1919
p. 562, 577
Moving Picture World
17 May 1919
p. 1080
Variety
18 Apr 1919
p. 9, 53
Wid's Daily
12 Apr 1919
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Wid's Daily
20 Apr 1919
p. 23
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Universal Special Attraction
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Kitty, Mind Your Feet" by Harvey F. Thew and John B. Clymer (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 May 1919
Premiere Information:
New York opening: mid-April 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
18 April 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13628
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,650
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Mary McGuire loses her job as a hat check girl, she decides to help her mother, a washerwoman, support her father and uncle, two drinking layabouts, by becoming a dancer. She applies for the job of lead dancer and hostess at a roadhouse cabaret and gets it by pretending to be Gloria De Moin, the notorious Spanish dancer and mistress of the Duke de Sauterne, who, according to the newspapers, recently disappeared. While at the cabaret, Mary constantly has to hide her virtuous past to keep her job. She falls in love with Jackie Calhoun, the son of a millionaire contractor, who is afraid to propose because of her supposed past. Jackie's father tries to end the romance by throwing a party and inviting the duke. When Mary's father and uncle also attend, Mr. Calhoun discovers that he and Mr. McGuire, both Irish, had been bricklayers together, so he agrees to the ... +


When Mary McGuire loses her job as a hat check girl, she decides to help her mother, a washerwoman, support her father and uncle, two drinking layabouts, by becoming a dancer. She applies for the job of lead dancer and hostess at a roadhouse cabaret and gets it by pretending to be Gloria De Moin, the notorious Spanish dancer and mistress of the Duke de Sauterne, who, according to the newspapers, recently disappeared. While at the cabaret, Mary constantly has to hide her virtuous past to keep her job. She falls in love with Jackie Calhoun, the son of a millionaire contractor, who is afraid to propose because of her supposed past. Jackie's father tries to end the romance by throwing a party and inviting the duke. When Mary's father and uncle also attend, Mr. Calhoun discovers that he and Mr. McGuire, both Irish, had been bricklayers together, so he agrees to the marriage. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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