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Cast overview:
Peggy Winston (The Little Boss)
Clayton Hargis
Harry Russell ...
Sandy McNab
Red O'Rourke
Jay Morley ...
Joe Rickson ...
Pete Farley
Clara Knight ...
Karl Formes ...
Old Farley


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2 June 1919 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Petit patron  »

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1.33 : 1
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The Little Boss (1919) - Lost ?
8 August 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It is my ambition to add as many silent film synopsis of films that have a survival status of unknown or presumed lost. I try to do as much research as I can and it is not my intention to deceive anyone, for sometimes the film does exist. I am more than delighted if someone has knowledge of a film listed as lost but survives, as I wish all silent films did survive. I hope the reader enjoys this brief synopsis.

Peggy Winston ( Bessie Love ), the boss of a lumber camp left to her by her father, is loved by all the "jacks" of the camp. When Clayton Hargisv ( Wallace McDonald ), the son of a millionaire ship builder visits to contract for the camp's entire output, Peggy, deeply affected by him, rescues him when he falls into dangerous waters, but Clayton remains ignorant of her affection. Peggy accepts the invitation of Clayton's sister to join them in the city, and after trading her corduroys and spiked shoes for silks, blossoms into a beautiful woman. Heartbroken when she sees Clayton's fiancée embrace him, Peggy leaves and lives a week in the city after pawning her clothes. In Peggy's absence, the title to the camp is taken over by a friend of Clayton's. The friend and Clayton, who now realizes that he loves Peggy, search for her at the camp. After the hostile lumberjacks lock them in a cabin and plant dynamite underneath it, Peggy arrives, quells the riot, and saves them. Clayton straightens out the title of the camp, and confesses his love for Peggy.

This 1919 silent drama was produced by The Vitagraph Company of America, starring Bessie Love. Exterior scenes were filmed at the Little River Redwood Company, an actual lumber camp in Eureka, California. Scenes with log flumes were filmed in Fresno, California. The survival status of The Little Boss is listed in the American Silent Feature Film Database as; No holdings located in archives.

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