Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Mary Pickford essays the title character in Esmeralda. She plays a country lass who leaves her home after valuable gold ore is found on her land. She returns home to participate in an arranged marriage, but at the last moment runs off with her true love. At four reels (approximately 50 minutes), this was one of Pickford's shortest starring vehicles for Famous Players. It also had a hurried, rubber-stamp look about it, something Pickford was able to avoid when she took full charge of her films at United Artists.
land, love, marriage-arranged, parent, sweetheart