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The Delicious Little Devil (1919)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | May 1919 (USA)
A poor hat-check girl loses her job and is forced to get a job as a dancer at a roadhouse. There she falls in love with the son of a rich businessman. The boy's father, believing her to be ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Z. Leonard

Writers:

Harvey F. Thew (story "Kitty, Mind Your Feet"), John B. Clymer (story "Kitty, Mind Your Feet") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mae Murray ... Mary McGuire
Richard Cummings Richard Cummings ... Uncle Barney
Harry L. Rattenberry Harry L. Rattenberry ... Pat McGuire (as Harry Rattenbury)
Edward Jobson Edward Jobson ... Michael Calhoun
Rudolph Valentino ... Jimmy Calhoun (as Rudolpho De Valintine)
Bert Woodruff ... Musk (as Burt Woodruff)
Martha Mattox ... His Wife
William V. Mong ... Larry McKean (as William Mong)
Ivor McFadden Ivor McFadden ... Percy
Bertram Grassby ... Duke de Sauterne
Alice Knowland Alice Knowland ... Mary's Maid
I.S. McVea's Band I.S. McVea's Band ... Band
Satchel McVea Satchel McVea ... Musician in I S McVea's Howdy Band
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Storyline

A poor hat-check girl loses her job and is forced to get a job as a dancer at a roadhouse. There she falls in love with the son of a rich businessman. The boy's father, believing her to be after the family's money, determines to embarrass her and show his son what she really is. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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She gained a famous part - but almost lost a glorious future

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1919 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der entzückende kleine Teufel See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2006 alternate) | | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Regretfully, whoever transferred this one to DVD chose to speed it up to the point of absurdity, making it virtually intolerable to appreciate. Hopefully, some day, this unfortunate situation will be corrected by a more intelligent preservationist. See more »

Crazy Credits

At the time, cast lists were often not in films; actors and their character names were credited in the intertitles right before they appear on-screen. In the 55-minute Milestone Film & Video print, the first 3 important cast members are not introduced in this way, but it is likely they were in the original print (which would have had a running time of 63 minutes at the sound speed of 24 fps). Fot this reason, the IMDb ordering lists these actors first, followed by those who are introduced by intertitles. The Milestone print also had no crew credits; these were taken from the AFI Catalogue. See more »

Alternate Versions

According to the closing credits of the Milestone Film & VideAccording to the closing credits of the Milestone Film & Video print, its version was copyrighted in 2006 by them and Nederland Filmmuseum (the opening credits say 2005). It is a 55-minute version with a musical score compiled by Rodney Sauer and played by the Mont Alto Orchestra from an original 1922 cue sheet. See more »

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So-So Silent
27 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Delicious Little Devil, The (1919)

** (out of 4)

This film was lost until a print was found in 1991 but it doesn't do much outside of that little fact. A poor girl (Mae Murray) loses her job but decides to take on the identity of a mistress to a world famous Duke so that she can get a job as a dancer in a roadhouse. She soon becomes a hit and falls for the son of a millionaire (Rudolph Valentino) but his father isn't too fond of the romance. This comedy has very few laughs, although it remains interesting throughout. Thankfully the film only runs 55-minutes and it moves by pretty quickly. Valentino only has a supporting role but he does a fine job even though I still don't see the reasons behind his big sex appeal. This is the first film I've seen Murray in and I enjoyed her enough to search out more of her films. She brings forth a very innocent appeal and although I didn't find her sexy she did have some sort of strange sexuality, which come off very well.


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