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A Girl Named Mary

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A Girl Named Mary
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Directed byWalter Edwards
Written byAlice Eyton (scenario)
Based onA Girl Named Mary
by Juliet Wilbor Tompkins
StarringMarguerite Clark
CinematographyWilliam Marshall
Distributed byParamount Pictures/Artcraft
Release date
  • December 21, 1919 (1919-12-21)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

A Girl Named Mary is a 1919 American silent romantic drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. Directed by Walter Edwards, the film is based on the novel of the same name by Juliet Wilbor Tompkins and stars Marguerite Clark.[1] The film is now presumed to be lost.[2][3][4]

Marguerite Clark and Aggie Herring.
Marguerite Clark and Aggie Herring.


As described in a film magazine,[5] the widow Marisse Jaffrey (Williams) has searched the country over for her daughter Mary, who was taken from her when an infant. She becomes interested in Mary Healey (Clark), a stenographer, and investigates her home conditions. She meets Mrs. Healey (Herring), who believes Mary is her niece, although she has raised Mary to believe she is her daughter. When it is revealed that Mary is the missing daughter, complications arise from her unwillingness to leave the woman she believes is her mother. However, in the end satisfactory arrangements are made for the happiness of all.



  1. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: A Girl Named Mary at silentera.com
  2. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: A Girl Named Mary(Wayback)
  3. ^ Nunn, Curtis (1981). Marguerite Clark, America's Darling of Broadway and the Silent Screen. TCU Press. p. VII.
  4. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: A Girl Named Mary
  5. ^ "Reviews: A Girl Named Mary". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 10 (2): 62. January 10, 1920.
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