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Polly Ann (1917)

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Young Polly-Ann works in a small town inn as a maidservant. A troupe of actors comes to town and the innocent girl falls in love with one of its members. Howard Straightlane is sent to the ... See full summary »

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Polly Ann
J.P. Lockney ...
Simpkins
Rowland V. Lee ...
Howard Straightlane
William Ellingford ...
Squire Bacon
Darrell Foss ...
Hubert de Courcey
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Young Polly-Ann works in a small town inn as a maidservant. A troupe of actors comes to town and the innocent girl falls in love with one of its members. Howard Straightlane is sent to the small town by his father, to work as a schoolteacher in hopes of smartening up the young man from his wild ways. Howard soon meets Polly-Ann and saves her from the unscrupulous actor, meanwhile Howard's father has discovered Polly-Ann is his niece and sends for her. Another niece, greedily tries to force Polly to give her, all of her share of the family fortune. Upon hearing this the father insists that Polly return and since she and Howard have fallen in love, his son is now forgiven. Written by Pamela Short

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9 September 1917 (USA)  »

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Pernickety Polly Ann  »

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" Polly-Ann A Lost Bessie Love Triangle Film "
1 December 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In this sadly lost 1917 Triangle Film Corporation silent, Bessie Love plays Polly-Ann an indentured servant, hired as a maidservant by Jud Simpkins ( John P. Lockney ) to work in his inn. A company of actors comes through town, and soon Polly-Ann falls for one of its members. Meanwhile, up in Boston, Howard Straightlane ( Rowland Lee ) is sent to a small country town by his father, to work as a schoolteacher in hopes this will straighten the young man out of his wild ways. Staying in the same town where Polly lives, Howard saves her from her unfortunate unfair with the unscrupulous actor. Howard's father discovers that Polly-Ann is his niece and sends for her. However, another niece wants Polly's share of the family fortune and tries to force Polly into leaving. But the father insists that she return, and since she and Howard have fallen in love, he happily forgives his son. Bessie Love was one of the more popular silent actresses during the reign of Mary Pickford, and many of her early films are tragically lost.


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