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The Cricket on the Hearth (1923)

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The story is of the life of John and Dot, and of the trust that is shaken but restored through the singing of a cricket.

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Lorimer Johnston
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Josef Swickard ... Caleb Plummer
Fritzi Ridgeway ... Bertha Plummer
Paul Gerson Paul Gerson ... John Perrybingle
Virginia Brown Faire ... Dot Marley
Paul Moore Paul Moore ... Edward Plummer
Lorimer Johnston ... Josiah Tackleton
Margaret Landis ... May Fielding
Joan Standing Joan Standing ... Tillie Slowboy
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The story is of the life of John and Dot, and of the trust that is shaken but restored through the singing of a cricket.

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Country:

USA

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11 August 1923 (USA) See more »

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Silent
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Very few films have been made of this Charles Dickens Classic
14 July 1999 | by star-85See all my reviews

This is a rare, old, & wonderful film. The condition of the film is in very good condition considering the age I would suspect, but if you love the work of Charles Dickens combined with the extremely rare silent films that are available on home video you too might consider it a lost treasure.

"To find a cricket on the hearth is the luckiest thing of all" C.D.

"Chirp the First - The Kettle began it. Don't tell me what Mrs. Peerybingle said. I know better." I wonder who is right.. Mr. P. or Mrs. P.?


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