Laddie (1926)

Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Laddie was the first of three film versions of the classic rural novel by Gene Stratton-Porter. John Bowers stars as Indiana farm boy Laddie Stanton, who falls in love with Pamela Pryor (Bess Flowers), the daughter of wealthy English squire Mahlon Pryor (Arthur Clayton). Their romance is aided and abetted by the precocious antics of Laddie's kid sister, played by Gene Stratton (reportedly a relative of novelist Porter). It takes some doing, but Pamela's snobbish dad is eventually won over by the ingenuous Laddie. Produced by FBO, Laddie was remade in 1935 and 1941 by FBO's successor, RKO Radio.

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daughter, forbidden-love, love, romance, sister