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The Little Darling (1909)

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Lillie runs a boarding house full of young bachelors. A friend writes to say she's sending her little darling daughter for a visit. The bachelors all buy toys for a little girl, but an attractive young woman gets off the train instead.

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Little Darling
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Charles Avery ...
In Boarding House
Verner Clarges ...
In Boarding House
John R. Cumpson ...
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Arthur V. Johnson ...
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James Kirkwood ...
In Store
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In Boarding House
George Nichols ...
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Anthony O'Sullivan ...
In Boarding House
Lottie Pickford
Billy Quirk ...
In Boarding House
Gertrude Robinson ...
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In Boarding House
Kate Toncray
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This might be termed a comedy of errors, for the overzealousness of a lot of good-hearted simple folks places them in a rather embarrassing position. Lillie Green, who keeps a boarding house, receives a letter from her old school chum, Polly Brown, whom sin hasn't seen in years, to the effect that as Lillie has never seen her little darling daughter, she will send her for a few days' visit, asking that someone meet the child at the 3:40 train. Lillie's boarders are a bunch of kind-hearted bachelors, who at once prepare to give the "Little Darling" the time of her life, buying a load of toys, etc., for her amusement, also procuring a baby carriage with which to meet her at the train. You may imagine their embarrassment when they find that Tootsie, instead of being a baby, proves to be a handsome young lady of seventeen, whose tastes run rather to garden gates, shady lanes and quiet nooks, than toys. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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2 September 1909 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the drama The Sealed Room (1909). See more »

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2 from Griffith
7 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Little Darling (1909)

*** (out of 4)

D.W. Griffith short about a bunch of bachelors who try to impress a woman by buying her niece some toys since she's coming to town. What they don't know is that this young girl is actually an older woman (Mary Pickford). This is more of a minor piece for Griffith but the comic timing is nice.

1776 (1909)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

D.W. Griffith short set during the American Revolution. An American soldier must get a letter of warning to George Washington while being cased by some British troops. Here's one where Griffith goes all out with an interesting story, great editing and some nice suspense. The film works very well as an early thriller. Mary and Lottie Pickford star along with Henry B. Walthall.


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