May is a tomboy, full of romp and fun; she would rather play than do anything else. The mother writes to her sister and mentions that May does not seem to develop in accordance with her ... See full summary »
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Anne Schaefer ...
May's Mother
Zena Keefe ...
May
Kenneth Casey ...
One of the Children
Adele DeGarde ...
One of the Children
William R. Dunn
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May is a tomboy, full of romp and fun; she would rather play than do anything else. The mother writes to her sister and mentions that May does not seem to develop in accordance with her years. May's aunt replies that responsibilities and consideration for others usually come with the clothes that make a child feel that she has outgrown childish things, and in order to bring about this growth of mind, she sends the girl a long skirt, accompanied by a note to her niece, telling her that she must remember she is now past fifteen and she is sure she will wear the dress as becomes a helpful little woman of her years. May is much delighted with the long skirt when she puts it on, but very much surprised when she goes upon the street and tries to enter into the pastimes of the other children. They treat her as a young lady, look at her as too old to be in their company and refuse to play with her. Within a few days she is a young lady, taking her place in the household as the big sister and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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8 August 1911 (USA)  »

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Much poignant human truth in the picture
3 April 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The picture presented on this film is a life portrayal, typical and significant. The young lady who impersonates the girl deserves much praise for the artist-like manner in which she has shown the effect that the long skirt has on the children with whom before she had been content to play as a child with other children and also its consequent effect on her. They won't play with a big, long-skirted girl in the same way as formerly. The girl's mother had been worried because she seemed slow in growing up, but, under the circumstances, this was natural. The only question that arises is, where were the other girls of this girl's age who were growing up with her? However, the most critical of observers will see much poignant human truth in the picture. It is very commendable. - The Moving Picture World, August 26, 1911


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