A poor hat-check girl loses her job and is forced to get a job as a dancer at a roadhouse. There she falls in love with the son of a rich businessman. The boy's father, believing her to be ... See full summary »
Robert Z. Leonard
Harry L. Rattenberry
The Big Little Person was a 1919 American silent romantic drama film produced and distributed by Universal Pictures. Based on the novel of the same name by Rebecca Lane Hooper Eastman, the ... See full summary »
Robert Z. Leonard
A Bluebird Production. Until the end of 1929, Universal, which was unusual in that it did not own its own theater network, utilized a 3-tiered branding system to sell its product: Red Feather (low budget programmers), Bluebird (mainstream releases) and Jewel (prestige pictures designed to draw higher roadshow ticket prices). See more »
Unremarkable short film derived from longer original
This film is viewable on video but only in the two-reel shortened version (24 minutes). After Valentino's stardom the film was cut down to include his scenes only and title cards tried to patch up the plot. The complete version was not available for viewing. It's a simple tale of a poor fisherman's daughter whose family believes she may have a pedigree. She is groomed by a society matron, saves a wealthy woman's son (Valentino) from drowning and of course they fall in love. Then it turns out she isn't really royalty and runs away (Cinderella-like) from the Prince. All turns out happily in the end. Carmel Meyers and Valentino appear together for the second time (All Night was the first) and play well together and separately. Again he essays the role of a romantic lead adequately. The film is nothing great and probably only of interest to Valentino fans.
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