Lena and the Geese
B&W : One reel
Directed by D.W. Griffith
Cast: Mary Pickford [Lena], Jacque Lenor (J. Jiquel Lanoe) [her sweetheart], Kate Bruce [Gretchen], Mae Marsh [the ‘adopted’ daughter], Edwin August [Lena’s father], Claire McDowell [Lena’s mother], W. Chrystie Miller [a courtier], Grace Henderson [a noblewoman], W. Christy Cabanne (William Christy Cabanne) [a nobleman], William A. Carroll [a nobleman], Harry Hyde [a nobleman], Charles Hill Mailes [a nobleman], Alfred Paget [a nobleman], Frank Opperman [a nobleman; and a servant], W.C. Robinson [a servant], Charles H. West [a servant], Wilfred Lucas, Lottie Pickford
Biograph Company production; distributed by The General Film Company, Incorporated. / From the screen story “The Goose Girl” by Mary Pickford. Cinematography by G.W. Bitzer. / Released 17 June 1912. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Pickford’s original story entitled “The Goose Girl” was sold to Biograph on 26 September 1910, and was not produced until this film was made.
Survival status: Prints exist in private film collections [8mm reduction positives].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Listing updated: 12 November 2009.
References: Barry-Griffith p. 43; Brownlow-Parade p. 124; Eyman-Pickford pp. 50, 62, 63, 326; Spehr-American p. 2 : Website-IMDb.