Daddy (1923)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |  
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Little Jackie Coogan, the most popular child star of his generation, once again played a poor but spunky ragamuffin in this lachrymose silent drama from independent producer Sol Lesser. Believing her husband to be unfaithful, Helene Savelli (Josie Sedgwick) takes her little son Jackie (Coogan) to live on the Holden farm. Helene dies shortly thereafter and Jackie runs away from home when the Holdens (Bert Woodruff and Anna Townsend) are forced into the poorhouse. In the Big City, Jackie befriends Gallo (Cesare Gravina), a sidewalk musician who just happens to be the former teacher of world famous violinist Paul Savelli (Arthur Edmund Carewe), Jackie's long-lost father. Before he dies, Gallo manages not only to reunite father and son but restore the farm to the kindhearted Holdens. A family affair, Daddy was "A Jackie Coogan Production," "personally supervised by Jack Coogan" and written by "Mrs. And Mrs. Jack Coogan."



estrangement, father, music-teacher, runaway [from home], son, violinist