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True Heart Susie (1919)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 June 1919 (USA)
Susie, a plain young country girl, secretly loves a neighbor boy, William. She believes in him and sacrifices much of her own happiness to promote his own ambitions, all without his ... See full summary »

Director:

D.W. Griffith

Writer:

Marian Fremont (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lillian Gish ... True Heart Susie
Robert Harron ... William Jenkins
Wilbur Higby Wilbur Higby ... William's father
Loyola O'Connor Loyola O'Connor ... Susie's aunt
George Fawcett ... The Stranger
Clarine Seymour ... Bettina Hopkins
Kate Bruce ... Bettina's aunt
Carol Dempster ... Bettina's friend
Raymond Cannon Raymond Cannon ... Sporty Malone
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Susie, a plain young country girl, secretly loves a neighbor boy, William. She believes in him and sacrifices much of her own happiness to promote his own ambitions, all without his knowledge. Eventually he rises to a position of success and sophistication, and Susie realizes that she has through her own efforts raised him to a level where he is inaccessible to her. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The Story of a Plain Girl

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1919 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Story of a Plain Girl See more »

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(video) | (TV)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White (tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Released under Paramount Pictures' prestigious Artcraft label. In 1919 Adolph Zukor devised a three-tiered brand system - the Artcraft division for its high-end, A-list product (ones that could command higher roadshow admissions in major cities) and Realart on the opposite end. The middle tier, which comprised the bulk of the studio's mainstream releases, was the Paramount banner. This quality classification existed for five years. See more »

Goofs

The doorknob on the front door of William and Bettina's house changes from the right side (during the storm) to the left side (afterwards). See more »

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Lillian Gish and Robert Harron
16 April 2005 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Both major stars in 1919, this bucolic tale by D.W. Griffith was old-fashioned even when it was made, but its simple charms and top stars make it worth a look. The girl loves the boy, helps him thru college without his knowledge, but he marries another. But because she has a true heart, she prevails. Gish has a few nice scenes, and Harron is good as the confused boy. Clarine Seymour is good as the bad girl (powder and paint!). Not much action but the scenes carry you along and Gish is watchable in anything. Harron was exceptional in Intolerance a few years earlier, and died soon after this film (gun shot wounds)as did Clarine Seymour--both in 1920!. Kate Bruce, Loyola O'Connor, and Carold Dempster co-star.


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