Polly Redhead (1917)

Aside from the fact that Polly had red hair in abundance, she was not otherwise an exceptional child, save for one thing. She was willing to work and slave, if need be, to keep her baby brother, affectionately termed "The Lump," from being sent to the poor house. So she did housework and prepared breakfasts for John Ruffin, an attorney, and Hon. Gedge-Tompkins. John Ruffin's sister, Lady Osterly, has separated from her husband, and he holds their child. When Lady Osterly calls on Ruffin she is struck with the remarkable resemblance Polly bears to her own child. Ruffin and Lady Osterly formulate a plan to come into possession of her daughter, by using Polly as a substitute. A complete copy exists at the Museum Of Modern Art.

Directing:
  • Jack Conway

Writing:
  • Elliott J. Clawson
  • Edgar Jepson

Stars:
Release Date: 1917-02-09
  • Country: US
  • Language: en
  • Runtime: 46
Gertrude Astor
Gertrude Asto...
Lady Caroline
George Webb
George Webb
John Ruffin
Charles Hill Mailes
Charles Hill...
Duke of Osterley
Ella Hall
Ella Hall
Polly Redhead
Gretchen Lederer
Gretchen Lede...
Lady Osterley
Louise Emmons
Louise Emmons
Mrs. Meekin
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