A Good Little Devil (1914)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Movie star Mary Pickford was reunited with her theatrical mentor, producer David Belasco, in this filmization of Pickford and Belasco's stage hit A Good Little Devil. Beginning with a tableau wherein Belasco conjures up visions of the play's characters, the film segues into the story of a little blind girl (Pickford, of course) who brightens up the lives of all those around her. Featured in the cast is young Ernest Truex as the male juvenile. Unfortunately, the director chosen for the film was Edwin S. Porter, who despite his ground-breaking The Great Train Robbery (1903) was a singularly uninspired filmmaker. As a result, Good Little Devil was little more than a photographed stage play, well below the standards of Pickford's earlier efforts for D.W.Griffith.