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The New York Hat (1912)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama | 5 December 1912 (USA)
The young village minister was not quite as discreet as he might have been in fulfilling the strange trust left by the dying mother, but it certainly worked for the common good. By the ... See full summary »

Director:

D.W. Griffith

Writers:

Anita Loos, Frances Marion (contributing writer)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mary Pickford ... Miss Mollie Goodhue (the girl)
Charles Hill Mailes ... Mr. Goodhue (her father)
Kate Bruce Kate Bruce ... Mrs. Goodhue (her mother)
Lionel Barrymore ... Preacher Bolton (minister)
Alfred Paget ... The Doctor
Claire McDowell ... First Gossip
Mae Marsh ... Second Gossip
Clara T. Bracy Clara T. Bracy ... Third Gossip
Madge Kirby Madge Kirby ... Shopkeeper / At Mother's Deathbed
Lillian Gish ... Customer in Shop / Outside Church
Jack Pickford ... Youth outside church
Robert Harron ... Youth outside church
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The young village minister was not quite as discreet as he might have been in fulfilling the strange trust left by the dying mother, but it certainly worked for the common good. By the bequest the mother desired that her daughter possess some of the finery previously denied her. As a result the minister and Mary were linked in a scandal, with the church board in judgment. Gossip received the laugh, however, as it generally does, while the minister assumed a trust quite unexpected. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1912 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A New York-i kalap See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Biograph Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was the last film Mary Pickford made for Biograph Company. See more »

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Featured in Mary Pickford: A Life on Film (1997) See more »

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A Timeless Treat
1 October 2003 | by rudy-46See all my reviews

A wonderful old film that is still enjoyable ninety years later. One of the better shorts from Griffith's Biograph period with fine performances from Lionel Barrymore and Mary Pickford. Miss Pickford always seems to brighten up a film. Wonderful actress!


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