When millionaire John Saunders ( Ned Finlay ) threatens to disinherit his son Wallace ( Robert Clugston ) if he marries Queen Tina ( Violet Mersereau ), a circus rider, Wallace elopes with Tina and becomes a trapeze performer. They lead a happy life until Tina dies giving birth to their daughter Alice. Years later, when the circus passes through Wallace's hometown, John, regretting his action, attends and witnesses Wallace's death due to a trapeze accident. Alice ( Violet Mersereau ), now a circus rider herself, goes to live with John, who, despite Alice's antics involving her pet pig Rudolph, sliding down the stairs on a tray and vaulting over the furniture, grows fond of her. When John tries to marry Alice to his sister's sissified son, she uses Rudolph to frighten him and his mother. After Alice and George Reynolds ( Sidney Mason ), whom she knew from the circus, fall in love and elope, John, thinking that George is after her fortune, is furious, but George proves his ability as a cartoonist and earns $1,000 a week to win John's admiration.
This 1917 drama was produced by Bluebird Photoplays and filmed at Bluebird's studio in Leonia, New Jersey. Starring pretty Violet Mersereau, sadly The Little Terror now remains a lost silent film.
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