The Little Liar (1916)

Trying to cope with the bleak reality of the slums by indulging a taste for fiction, Maggie becomes a compulsive liar. As a result, when she pleads innocent to a shoplifting charge after ... See full summary »

Director:

Lloyd Ingraham

Writer:

Anita Loos
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mae Marsh ... Maggie
Robert Harron ... Bobby
Olga Grey Olga Grey ... Fanny (as Olga Gray)
Carl Stockdale ... Dick Slade
Jennie Lee ... Boardinghouse Keeper (as Jenny Lee)
Ruth Handforth Ruth Handforth ... Maggie's Mother
Tom Wilson Tom Wilson ... Maggie's Father
Loyola O'Connor Loyola O'Connor ... Jail Matron
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Trying to cope with the bleak reality of the slums by indulging a taste for fiction, Maggie becomes a compulsive liar. As a result, when she pleads innocent to a shoplifting charge after the real thieves accuse her of the crime, no one believes her, and she is thrown in jail. While Bobby, a reporter who has taken an interest in her, works for her release, Maggie starts keeping a journal. Then, when authorities give the journal to the judge who sentenced her, he recognizes Maggie as a gifted writer, after which Bobby presents him with evidence clearing her of all guilt. Bobby and the judge rush to the prison to release Maggie, sadly, they find she has taken her own life in her cell. Written by Pamela Short

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1916 (USA) See more »

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Fine Arts Film Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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