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Her Crowning Glory (1911)

Unrated | | Comedy, Short | 12 September 1911 (USA)
A widower becomes infatuated with his daughter's governess, to the displeasure of the child and her nurse.


Laurence Trimble (uncredited)




Cast overview:
John Bunny ... Mortimer Bunny
Flora Finch ... The Governess
Helene Costello ... Helen, the Child
Kate Price ... Amelia, Mortimer's Sister
Mae Costello Mae Costello ... The Nurse
Edith Halleran Edith Halleran ... The Maid


Helen, the daughter of Mr. Bunny, a wealthy widower is a mischievous child, as well as a spoiled one. She comprises the whole family and makes her father her willing and happy slave. Mr. Bunny decides to engage a governess Helen, and for her advent is the signal for rebellion on the part of the child, who does not hesitate to show it by slapping and striking the governess whenever she gets the chance. Mr. Bunny is smitten with the governess, who possesses a luxuriant head of hair and a face that is a shame to speak of. He seems to be fascinated by them and finally asks her to become his wife. Little Helen observes her father's attentions to the governess. Helen's nurse does not think any more of Mr. Bunny's choice than little Helen. "She puts Helen up to clip the radiant locks of the governess sleeping in the chair by the window where she is drying her hair after giving it a shampoo. Helen does the job with neatness and dispatch. When the governess is awakened by a kiss from Mr. Bunny... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy | Short



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One of the 50 films in the 4-disk boxed DVD set called "Treasures from American Film Archives (2000)", compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 18 American film archives. This film was preserved by the UCLA Film and Television Archive. This version has a piano music score and runs 14 minutes. Only 4 of John Bunny's 162 films are known to have survived. See more »

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Cute comedy of cuddly carpet crawler and rotund comedian escaping a hairy ensnarement.
14 June 2003 | by larry41onEbaySee all my reviews

I'm so glad the TREASURES FROM THE ARCHIVES put out this, one of fifty films on DVD so we can all finally see rare early film with musical accompaniment that adds to the entertainment and that does not just make noise to cover the `silence' of so called silent films. In the early part of the 20th century the were not called `silent' but `moving pictures' because that's what the do and are. Early film moved it's audience with humor and/or pathos. Get these DVD's and rediscover motion pictures!

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12 September 1911 (USA) See more »

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Её неземная красота See more »

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