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Director: Edward F. Cline
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A modest man unknowingly has a baby with a woman from a affluent family.Through a series of coincidences he is reunited with his daughter, forcing the family to confront its secrets.

Director: William A. Seiter
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Santussa (as Baby Peggy Montgomery)
Sheldon Lewis ...
Giovanni
Gladys Brockwell ...
Ligh Fingered Kitty
Pat Hartigan ...
Big Mike
Frank Currier ...
Grandfather Van Dyne
Frank Coghlan Jr. ...
The Ross Kid (as Junior Coughlan)
Dorothy Hagan ...
Mrs. Ross
Estelle Goulder ...
Governess
Carl Stockdale ...
Soulful Sid
William H. Turner ...
Close, the Master Mind
Jose Devere ...
Florrie
William Quinn ...
Ice Malone
Max Davidson ...
Solomon Levinsky
Emma Steele ...
Mrs. Levinsky
Spec O'Donnell ...
Willie (as Walter 'Spec' O'Donnell)
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A Jewel Production. Unlike most of its competitors, Universal did not own a theater chain and in an effort to market its feature product to independent theater owners, devised a 3-tiered marketing system: Red Feather (low budget programmers), Bluebird (mainstream releases) and Jewel (prestige productions). Jewel releases were sold as candidates for special promotions, often commanding higher roadshow ticket prices. Universal would cease this branding system in late 1929. See more »

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During the climactic fire sequence at the end of the film, the fire is intercut with footage of horse-drawn fire trucks racing to the rescue. The footage of the fire trucks is clearly footage shot during the day, but the fire takes place at night. See more »

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Santussa: Oo-oof!
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Brown-Eyed Girl
13 January 2012 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Adorable five-year-old Italian orphan "Baby" Peggy Montgomery (as Santussa) sails to America to live with her grandfather, but "The Darling of New York" innocently becomes involved with the city's seedy underworld. Universal gave their short star a bigger budget for this successful feature, which is unfortunately lost. The climactic fire scene has been preserved, however. We pick up the action with little "Santussa" being cared for by kind-hearted Gladys Brockwell (as "Light-Fingered" Kitty). Police raid her gang's hideout and a fire breaks out. This exciting sequence can be found on Flicker Alley's "Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films" (2011) and has been shown on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). In one of that complication's highlights, surviving child star Diana Serra Cary aka "Baby Peggy" recalls how the fire blazed out of control. At age 93, she's still a darling.

***** The Darling of New York (12/3/23) King Baggot ~ "Baby" Peggy Montgomery, Gladys Brockwell, Carl Stockdale, Pat Hartigan


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