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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 »

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Complete credited cast:
... Miss Mollie Goodhue (the girl)
... Mr. Goodhue (her father)
Kate Bruce ... Mrs. Goodhue (her mother)
... Preacher Bolton (minister)
... The Doctor
... First Gossip
... Second Gossip
Clara T. Bracy ... Third Gossip
Madge Kirby ... Shopkeeper / At Mother's Deathbed
... Customer in Shop / Outside Church
... Youth outside church
... 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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Somewhat Unusual Story Works Pretty Well, With Mary Pickford As A Bonus
5 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

This short melodrama has a somewhat offbeat story that works pretty well thanks to its efficient characterizations and its observations on human nature. And not the least of its merits is the chance to see Mary Pickford in one of her earlier roles, as the young woman at the center of the story, who longs for "The New York Hat". The story begins with Mary's dying mother leaving an unusual request with her pastor, and then goes on to show how the situation affects everyone involved. At first it doesn't seem like much to work with, but it is done efficiently, and Pickford is charming and sympathetic as always.


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