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When Little Lindy Sang (1916)

Lindy, the lone African American, is ostracized by her classmates except for one little girl. When Lindy is a heroine during a school fire attitudes change.

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Lule Warrenton

Writer:

Olga Printzlau (scenario)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ernestine Jones Ernestine Jones ... Little Lindy
Nora Dempsey Nora Dempsey ... Lindy's Pal
Margaret Whistler Margaret Whistler ... The Teacher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clara Horton ... One of the Children
Irma Sorter Irma Sorter ... One of the Children
Ben Suslow Ben Suslow ... One of the Children (as Benny Suslow)
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Lindy, the lone African American, is ostracized by her classmates except for one little girl. When Lindy is a heroine during a school fire attitudes change.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1916 (USA) See more »

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When Lindy Sang See more »

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Powers Picture Plays See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the cartoon Diplomacy (1916). See more »

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Some People Can't Tolerate Loud Music
11 December 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Most of the other children in Margeret Whistler's classroom don't like Ernestine Jones. She's gawky, when they have singing, her loud voice overpowers theirs, and worst of all, she's Black.

It's one of Pat Powers' children films, and a very good one. I'm slightly familiar with the Powers comedies from four or five years before this, and they are simple, naturalistic and very funny. This one has a serious message about tolerance -- although since it depends on awkward Miss Jones being useful to the others, its notions of tolerance seem a bit limited.

It's directed by Lule Warrenton. She was a popular actress for older roles for decades, directed a few movies for Powers and was an advocate for young women in the film colony; her work led to the founding of the Hollywood Studio Club, where "extra girls" could live and not be prey to the sexual predators.


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