Jerry Ross, the daughter of an East Side homemaker, decides to sell newspapers to earn money. She disguises herself as a boy, goes to one of the busiest street corners in the city, and soon captures the bulk of the business.

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Jerry Ross
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Franak Girard
Josephine Headley ...
Janet Girard
Dorcas Matthews ...
Dulcie Hayes
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Dillon (as Carl Ullman)
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Jerry Ross, the daughter of an East Side homemaker, decides to sell newspapers to earn money. She disguises herself as a boy, goes to one of the busiest street corners in the city, and soon captures the bulk of the business.

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11 March 1917 (USA)  »

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Gennem Kamp til Sejr  »

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In rehearsing the fight scene between Enid Bennett and Thornton Edwards, Edwards repeatedly stayed too far away from Bennett as she pretended to punch him. In exasperation, Bennett pulled Edwards in range and landed an uppercut to his jaw. See more »

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The Little Brother (1917) - Unknown ?
7 September 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Important note: This is not a film review. 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 and some presumed lost films are still being discovered. 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.

To earn her own living, Jerry Ross ( Enid Bennett ) dresses as a boy and sells newspapers on the street corner. As the result of a chance meeting with Frank Girard ( William Garwood ), who is interested in the "Big Brother Movement," Jerry is invited to Girard's farm in the country and later is sent to a co-educational institution where she assumes the dress and manners of a girl once more. Time passes and Jerry, the girl graduate, goes to Mexico to join her benefactor who is surprised to find that his Jerry is really a girl. The opposition of Girard's sister determines Jerry to leave Girard and Mexico, but she gets no further than the railroad station, for Girard has fallen in love with her and prevents her from leaving.

This 1917 silent drama was produced by the New York Motion Picture Corporation, starring Enid Bennett. The survival status of The Little Brother (1917) is listed in the American Silent Feature Film Database as; No holdings located in archives.


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