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Harvey F. Thew (story) and
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Release Date:
May 1919 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Mae Murray ... Mary McGuire
Richard Cummings ... Uncle Barney
Harry L. Rattenberry ... Pat McGuire (as Harry Rattenbury)
Edward Jobson ... Michael Calhoun

Rudolph Valentino ... Jimmy Calhoun (as Rudolpho De Valintine)
Bert Woodruff ... Musk (as Burt Woodruff)
Martha Mattox ... His Wife
William V. Mong ... Larry McKean (as William Mong)
Ivor McFadden ... Percy
Bertram Grassby ... Duke de Sauterne
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Satchel McVea ... Musician in I S McVea's Howdy Band
Edward Ellis ... Detective (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Alice Knowland ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert Z. Leonard 
 
Writing credits
Harvey F. Thew (story "Kitty, Mind Your Feet") and
John B. Clymer (story "Kitty, Mind Your Feet")

Harvey F. Thew (scenario)

Cinematography by
Allen G. Siegler  (as Allan Zeigler)
 
Music Department
Brian Collins .... musician: clarinet (2006 alternate version)
Darcy Dennison-Harwood .... musician: cello (2006 alternate version)
Dawn Kramer .... musician: trumpet (2006 alternate version)
Mont Alto Orchestra .... orchestra (2006 alternate version) (as Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra)
Rodney Sauer .... musician: piano (2006 alternate version)
Rodney Sauer .... score compiler (2006 alternate version)
Britt Swenson .... musician: violin (2006 alternate version)
 
Other crew
Carl Laemmle .... presenter
Moniek Yellow Hair .... translator: Dutch to English (2006 alternate version)
 

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Runtime:
USA:55 min (2006 alternate version) | 63 min (24 fps) | Spain:52 min (DVD edition)
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Certification:
Spain:T | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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The AFI Catalogue reports a release date of May 1919. However, a 13 April 1919 article "Written on the Screen" in the New York Times mentions the film was playing at the Broadway, although it was not reviewed. A week later, a similar article mentions it was in its second week at the Broadway.See more »

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Wobbly Comedy with Valentino Supporting, 18 September 2007
Author: wes-connors from Earth

Mae Murray (as Mary McGuire) works as a coat and cloak check girl; when she dons one of the customers garments and dances around in it, she is fired. Ms. Murray decides to apply for a job as hostess and dancer at the "Peach Tree Inn" managed by William Mong (as Larry McKean). In order to clinch the job, Murray pretends to be infamous dancer Gloria De Moin. Murray is also the only dancer available to hire, as all of the other applicants walk out.

Randy Rudolph Valentino (as Jimmy Calhoun) is a "Peach Tree Inn" patron who becomes enamored with Murray - he wants to marry her, but his wealthy father is wary. Meanwhile, Bertram Grassby (as Duke de Sauterne) returns to complicate matters; he was involved with the real Gloria De Moin, and is on the lam from the law…

Handsome Valentino and smarmy Grassby are the highlight of the film, which picks up considerably whenever the two strut their stuff over Murray. Otherwise, the story is uninteresting, and the comedy doesn't work. Unfortunately, the film is "speeded up" - possibly, this is done to enhance its comedy effect; instead, it can make you dizzy, or put you to sleep. "The Delicious Little Devil" is not the place start, if you want to appreciate silent films fully.

***** The Delicious Little Devil (4/13/19) Robert Z. Leonard ~ Mae Murray, Rudolph Valentino, Bertram Grassby

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