Big Little Person (1919)

The Big Little Person was a 1919 American silent romantic drama film produced and distributed by Universal Pictures. Based on the novel of the same name by Rebecca Lane Hooper Eastman, the ... See full summary »

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Robert Z. Leonard
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Cast overview:
Mae Murray ... Arathea Manning
Clarissa Selwynne Clarissa Selwynne ... Mrs. Manning
Rudolph Valentino ... Arthur Endicott (as M. Rodolpho De Valentina)
Allan Sears Allan Sears ... Gerald Staples
Gerard Alexander Gerard Alexander ... Marion Beemis (as Mrs. Bertram Grassby)
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The Big Little Person was a 1919 American silent romantic drama film produced and distributed by Universal Pictures. Based on the novel of the same name by Rebecca Lane Hooper Eastman, the film was directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starred his then-wife and muse Mae Murray. Rudolph Valentino, who was credited as M. Rodolpho De Valentina, had a supporting role. The film is now considered lost.

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Drama

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Passed
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

May 1919 (USA) See more »

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Repudiada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Big Little Person (1919) --- TragicLoss
30 June 2015 | by mpickfordfanSee all my reviews

This 1919 silent drama was produced by the Universal Film Manufacturing Company. It starred the beautiful actress Mae Murray along with Rudolph Valentino. Tragically, this film is still presumed lost and all I can offer the reader is this brief synopsis

After Arathea Manning ( Mae Murray ) loses her hearing during an epidemic of scarlet fever among the children she teaches, her fiancé Arthur Endicott ( Rudolph Valentino ), who is involved with another woman, complains of always having to shout to make himself heard. An inventor, Gerald Staples ( Allan Sears ), gives Arathea an earphone, a device to restore her hearing, but one of her problem pupils, in a fit of rage, breaks it. Gerald asks Arathea, whom he calls "The Big Little Person -- small in size, but big in ideas," to be the secretary of his new company marketing the invention. He falls in love with her and plays the piano for her even though she hears only rumblings. Arthur, frustrated and jealous of Gerald, grinds the ring he gave Arathea under his heel, causing her to faint and gash her head. When Gerald finds her, he comforts her by playing the piano and they discover that the fall has restored her hearing.


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