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The Family Secret (1924)

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.

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Peggy Holmes
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Margaret Selfridge
Frank Currier ...
Simon Selfridge
Lucy Beaumont ...
Miss Abigail Selfridge
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Garry Holmes
Martin Turner ...
Uncle Mose
Elizabeth Mackey ...
Aunt Mandy
Martha Mattox ...
Nurse Sneed
Cesare Gravina ...
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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.

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28 September 1924 (USA)  »

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The Burglar's Kid  »

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Uncle Mose: Miss Peggy's four years old tomorrow, and I done got her a present.
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Ridiculously improbable...but Baby Peggy is adorable.
30 October 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The plot of "The Family Secret" abounds with ridiculous and improbable situations. Yet, for one reason I think it's still worth seeing--the adorable Baby Peggy. Otherwise, it's kind of a dumb picture.

When the film begins a young lady is in love with a man but her parents don't approve. You get the impression they wouldn't approve of anyone, as they are nasty old cranks. The father arranges for his daughter to leave on a trip for several months---hoping that during that time, she'll forget all about the guy. When she returns, however, she has a baby and then announces she secretly married the guy some time ago!! Huh?! If she WAS married, why did she leave?! And why didn't she tell her folks?! Anyway, the husband soon arrives and the nasty father arranges for the guy to get arrested and they poor schmuck is sent to prison(?). Years pass and the wife doesn't realize her husband was in prison(?)--she thinks he just ran away because her family was so nasty. What's next is even more ridiculous and improbable but it happens when this baby has grown into one of the most adorable kids in film history, Peggy! What's next? Who cares...just watch the kid, she's adorable.


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