Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Edes Mostoha (Sweet Stepmother) was the brainchild of Arthur Lanker, one of Hungary's foremost children's-theater entrepreneurs. Six-year-old Gizy Pesci sets the story in motion as the precocious daughter of widower Antal Pager. Having hoped to marry Pager herself, Pesci's nasty aunt Piroska Vaszary tries to set the little girl against her new stepmother-to-be Maria Tasnadi Fekete. Rather than create a scene, Tasnady Fekete withdraws from the picture and shortly afterward takes a job as a teacher at a girl's boarding school. There's a happy ending in the wings when Pesci turns out to be one of Tasnady Fekete's students!
matchmaker, daughter, friendship, love, Pollyanna, romance, wealth, widow/widower