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Complete credited cast:
Nugget Nell
David Butler ...
Big Hearted Jim
Raymond Cannon ...
The City Chap
Regina Sarle ...
The Child
Badman #1 (as James Farley)
Bob Fleming ...
Badman #2
Wilbur Higby ...
Nell's uncle
Emily Chichester ...
The Ingenue


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mining | city slicker | See All (2) »


Comedy | Western




Release Date:

27 July 1919 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Nugget Nell (1919) -- Lost Silent
5 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Nugget Nell ( Dorothy Gish ) runs a hash house in the mining country. Big Hearted Jim ( David Butler ), the sheriff, loves the tomboyish Nell, but although she has romantic feelings, they are not aroused by Jim. After Nell agrees to an old miner friend's request to care for his "child " ( Regina Sarle ), Nell is shocked to meet the six-foot girl, but she cares for her just the same. Nell falls in love with the City Chap ( Raymond Cannon ), who came out West to look after his mining property, but he barely notices her, having become intrigued by the Ingenue ( Emily Chichester ), whom he met on the stagecoach. The jealous Nell steals stylish clothes to allure him, but she has trouble walking in French high-heels. After rescuing the City Chap from outlaws robbing the stage, Nell takes him to a deserted shack. Although the outlaws kidnap the "child" and set fire to the shack, Jim, lassoing them one-by-one, rescues Nell, who, having seen the City Chap's cowardice, now yields to Jim's embrace.

This 1919 silent western/comedy starred the popular actress Dorothy Gish. Sadly this film's status is listed as unknown, hopefully a copy survives and resurfaces for public viewing.

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