Peggy is a high-spirited young woman from a poor family. One day she catches the eye of a wealthy lord, who proposes marriage and wants to introduce her into his social circle. But complications arise when the lord's nephew also becomes attracted to Peggy. Written by
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In later years, Mary Pickford reminisced about the making of Wilful Peggy. She said that, originally, when her character Peggy was ordered to marry the much-older aristocrat, she was supposed to submit in a docile fashion. Instead, Mary remarked: "I'd like to give this mother of mine in the picture a good shake when she orders me to marry a man old enough to be my grandfather." Director D. W. Griffith replied: "Well, why don't you do it, Pickford? I've no objection." When the cameras rolled, Mary fought the actress playing her mother, and chased her around a tree. Griffith loved the resulting scene, which went to the finished film. See more