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Poor Little Peppina (1916)

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A little girl is kidnapped by the Mafia in revenge for her father's help in capturing one of the mobsters. She is presumed dead, but in reality is spirited away to Italy, where she is ... See full summary »

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Peppina
Eugene O'Brien ...
Hugh Carroll
Antonio Maiori ...
Soldo
Ernest Torti ...
Pietro
Edwin Mordant ...
Robert Torrens
Jack Pickford ...
Beppo
Edith Shayne ...
Mrs. Torrens
Cesare Gravina ...
Villato
William T. Carleton ...
Detective Chief
N. Cervi ...
Dominica
Mrs. A. Maiori ...
Bianca
Francesca Guerra ...
The Stoker
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A little girl is kidnapped by the Mafia in revenge for her father's help in capturing one of the mobsters. She is presumed dead, but in reality is spirited away to Italy, where she is raised as the daughter of a kindly couple. When she is betrothed to the cruel padrone, she disguises herself as a boy and stows away to America, where she finds herself once again in the clutches of the mobster who originally kidnapped her. But this time luck and her own pluck are with her, and the tables are soon turned. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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2 March 1916 (USA)  »

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The sort of thing that was great in 1916 but a bit dated years later.
16 August 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed "Poor Little Peppina" and can't really understand some of the negative criticism of this film. Sure, it's rather old fashioned and way too many coincidences happen in it, but it WAS made in 1916--and compares very favorably with other melodramas of the era.

The film begins with an evil member of the mafia (Soldo) murdering someone. He is soon caught and a man testifies against the killer. Soldo soon escapes from prison with the aid of his fellow mafia members and vows revenge on the man who helped convict him. He and a friend kidnap the man's young daughter and make it appear as if the child drowned. Despondent, the man and his wife leave Italy and return to America--assuming their daughter was dead. However, the child was dropped off to be raised by a poor family and she after she grows up (now played by Mary Pickford), she thinks these are her real parents and her step-brother (Jack Pickford) is her brother. But, when her parents try to force her to marry a jerk, she runs off and stows away on a boat heading to America. What happens next is made up of one coincidence after another--I know the viewer might groan a bit at this. However, the film is well made and Mary gives it her best. An interesting film even if so many coincidences may not sit well with everyone today. Plus, it was nice seeing Mary play a boy during part of the film. Worth your time but not nearly as good any many of her later full-length films.


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