Up 66,332 this week

The Broken Locket (1909)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 31 users  
Reviews: 4 user

George Peabody is a young man who has been giving free rein to his inclinations, the principal one being drink. One might have concluded he was lost, but there was the chance which the hand... See full summary »



0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 1925 titles
created 11 Apr 2011
list image
a list of 543 titles
created 29 Jun 2013
list image
a list of 9883 titles
created 29 Oct 2013
list image
a list of 9979 titles
created 22 Jul 2014
list image
a list of 647 titles
created 7 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Broken Locket (1909)

The Broken Locket (1909) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Broken Locket.


Credited cast:
Frank Powell ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kate Bruce ...
Dell Henderson
Arthur V. Johnson ...
James Kirkwood ...
At Bar Table
Marion Leonard ...
Mexican Woman
At Bar Table / Outside Company Office
George Nichols ...
Anthony O'Sullivan ...
Lottie Pickford
Billy Quirk ...
Gertrude Robinson ...


George Peabody is a young man who has been giving free rein to his inclinations, the principal one being drink. One might have concluded he was lost, but there was the chance which the hand of Providence always bestows in the person of pretty little Ruth King, who had secretly loved George since their childhood days. She succeeds in persuading him from his reckless life, and he determines to cut off from his old loose companions by going out West and making a man of himself. Bidding Ruth and her mother good-bye, he realizes that he loves his little preserver and promises to return worthy of her love and confidence. They plight their troth with their first kiss and a heart shaped locket, which Ruth wears, she breaking it in two, giving George one side while she retains the other, which symbolized the reunion of their hearts with his return. George is fortunate to strike the West in the midst of a boom, and being an affable, bright chap, meets with success, and is soon a favorite with ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Short | Drama





Release Date:

16 September 1909 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The Power of Drink (and a Mexican Woman)
5 November 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Frank Powell (as George Peabody) and Mary Pickford (as Ruth King) are a-courting. When Mr. Powell decides to venture out west, to make his fortune, Ms. Pickford is devastated. She promises to wait for his successful return, and gives him half of a locket; and, they pledge their eternal love. While Pickford pines away, Powell gets way-out-west drunk, and takes up with Mexican woman Marion Leonard.

Powell's descent is a little difficult to comprehend; perhaps it is the power of drink. He seemed to have very little use for "The Broken Locket" while in Ms. Leonard's company. Leonard writes one powerful letter, by the way; the mere reading of one may cause blindness!

** The Broken Locket (9/16/09) D.W. Griffith ~ Frank Powell, Mary Pickford, Marion Leonard

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Broken Locket (1909) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: