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A Good Little Devil
(1914) American
B&W : Five reels
Directed by Edwin S. Porter

Cast: Mary Pickford [Juliet], Ernest Truex [Charles MacLance], William Norris [?] [Mrs. MacMiche]?, Iva Merlin [Betsy], Wilda Bennett [Queen Mab], Arthur Hill [Rab, the dog], Edward Connelly [Old Nick Sr.], David Belasco [himself]

Famous Players Film Company production; distributed on State Rights basis by [?] Famous Players Film Company? / From the play adaptation A Good Little Devil by Austin Strong of the play Un bon petit diable (A Good Little Devil) by Rosemond Gérard and Maurice Rostand. Cinematography by Edwin S. Porter. Presented by Daniel Frohman. / Previewed 10 July 1913 at the Third National Convention of the Moving Picture Exhibitors’ League. Released 1 March 1914. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot in May 1913 at Famous Players studio on 26th Street in New York, New York. Belasco appears in a prologue. Pickford’s first feature film to be shot was released only after three previous features had already been released.

Drama: Fantasy.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.1660.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost : Print exists in the National Film and Television Archive of the British Film Institute film archive [fragmentary access positive (one reel only)].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Listing updated: 14 March 2012.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.1660; Brownlow-Parade p. 126; Eyman-Pickford pp. 71, 74, 327; Fell-History pp. 47, 87; Slide-Aspects p. 45; Tarbox-Lost pp. 142, 205 : with additional information provided by Hugh Munro Neely.

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