Dottie's New Doll (1912)

Dottie was very proud of her great big beautiful doll, but even the best of dolls are like plungers in Wall Street, sometimes they are in danger of getting broke. And that was what happened... See full summary »

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Lucius Henderson
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Cast

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Helen Badgley ... Dottie's New Doll (as The Thanhouser Kidlet)
Marie Eline ... Dottie
Florence La Badie ... Dottie's Nurse
Marguerite Snow ... The Young Child's Nurse
Ethyle Cooke Ethyle Cooke
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Dottie was very proud of her great big beautiful doll, but even the best of dolls are like plungers in Wall Street, sometimes they are in danger of getting broke. And that was what happened to "Beautiful Bess" and it nearly broke her mother's tiny heart. The accident happened while Dottie and her nurse were in the park. Nurse had gone away for a moment with another nurse, and Dottie was all alone with the wreck of her child. There was no one to comfort her, and she wept bitterly. Suddenly she noticed another go cart near her, and saw that it contained a beautiful doll, and one that was not broken. It had real hair, and could gurgle, and kicked about in a funny way that was most delightful, in fact a much more desirable playfellow than "Beautiful Bess." So being a child who always took what she wanted when she wanted, Dottie threw "Beautiful Bess" into the shrubbery, and put the new doll into her buggy, carefully covering her up so that nurse would not notice the substitution. Gladly ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 1912 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A little masterpiece of picture making
25 November 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Dottie is a pretty little girl of about four. There's another child in the picture, a baby, daughter of a judge who has just sentenced a Chinaman. The two nurse girls are Florence La Badie, for the older child, and Marguerite Snow, for the younger. Dottie broke her dolly and purloined the judge's baby for her new dolly. Nothing could be more fetching than the way the youngster is made to play this situation. It will make a roar of the very best kind of laughter and is, indeed, a little masterpiece of picture making. The child-player is a gem. We can't say anything that will give any real idea of the picture's quality. It is a joy forever. If any spectator is worried or grouchy, this will cure him. It will warm the heart of any human spectator. - The Moving Picture World, June 15, 1912


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