Down 113,291 this week

An Arcadian Maid (1910)

 -  Drama | Short  -  1 August 1910 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 75 users  
Reviews: 5 user

A young girl looking for work, is hired by a farmer's wife to work as a maid. A smooth talking peddler comes by the farm, and flirts with the young maid. He gives the naive girl an ... See full summary »


0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 18 titles
created 06 Jun 2012
a list of 342 titles
created 12 Apr 2013
list image
a list of 543 titles
created 29 Jun 2013
a list of 139 titles
created 02 Aug 2013
a list of 181 titles
created 8 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: An Arcadian Maid (1910)

An Arcadian Maid (1910) on IMDb 5.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of An Arcadian Maid.


Credited cast:
The Peddlar
George Nichols ...
The Man of the House
Kate Bruce ...
The Lady of the House
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William J. Butler ...
Second Man
Charles Craig ...
In Gambling Hall
Edward Dillon ...
In Gambling Hall
John T. Dillon ...
In Gambling Hall (as Jack Dillon)
Frank Evans ...
First Man
Francis J. Grandon ...
On Train
Joseph Graybill ...
In Gambling Hall
Henry Lehrman ...
In Gambling Hall / On Train
W. Chrystie Miller ...
On Train
Anthony O'Sullivan ...
On Train
Alfred Paget ...
On Train


A young girl looking for work, is hired by a farmer's wife to work as a maid. A smooth talking peddler comes by the farm, and flirts with the young maid. He gives the naive girl an engagement ring and promises to marry her. When the peddler runs up some gambling debts, he visits the maid again and tells her they cannot marry until he has enough money to pay off his debt. While the farmer and his wife are asleep, the maid foolishly steals their money. The peddler takes the money and leaves on a train to get out of town. Overcome with guilt, the young maid runs away from the farm. Meanwhile the peddler gets into a fight and is thrown off the train. The maid stumbles upon him by the railroad tracks. She finds the money on the peddler and returns it to the farm couple before they even knew it was missing. Written by Pamela Short

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

rural | melodrama | See All (2) »


Drama | Short





Release Date:

1 August 1910 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Mary Pickford Is a Maid to Order
6 October 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Down on her luck, dowdy Mary Pickford uses her strong arms to get a job as matronly Kate Bruce's farmhouse maid. While scrub-boarding the laundry, Ms. Pickford encounters Mack Sennett, a randy moustache-twirling peddler. Pickford accepts both his flattery and engagement ring, then surrenders a kiss. She is smitten. But, Mr. Sennett has trickery up his sleeve.

Suffering from gambling debts, Sennett tricks Pickford into stealing a dowry from Ms. Bruce and husband George Nichols, then promises to elope. Naturally, Sennett leaves Mary broken-hearted - and in potential hot water with her employers.

Notably directed by D.W. Griffith, "An Arcadian Maid" moves along at a nice clip, and features two big name movie-makers of the future - "America's Sweetheart" Mary Pickford and "King of Comedy" Mack Sennett

  • in the primary roles. As always, the locations chosen by Mr. Griffith

and his extraordinary cinematographer G.W. Bitzer are lovely; for this one, the "Biograph" players are in New Jersey. Watch for a nice "special effect" as Sennett gets himself thrown from his train, near the end.

***** An Arcadian Maid (8/1/10) D.W. Griffith ~ Mary Pickford, Mack Sennett, Kate Bruce, George Nichols

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss An Arcadian Maid (1910) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: