Peggy Puts It Over (1921)

  • AllMovie Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

Alice Calhoun plays a surprisingly liberated young lady (for 1921) in this comedy-drama. Peggy Conrow (Calhoun) graduates from technical school with a degree in civil engineering (keep in mind that women just didn't do that in those days). Her father, Maxfield (Charles Mackay), is the most influential citizen of the sleepy rural town where he resides and he wants to inspire some civic pride. He's called away to Washington so the task falls on Peggy. Peggy's ideas, however, are far too innovative for the old-fashioned, penny-pinching townsfolk. As a result she decides to use her own property to establish a new town. She meets her match in Dr. David Ransome (Edward Langford), who opposes her move because he believes it is better to build up than to tear down. Since Dr. Ransome is also young and good-looking, it's easy to figure out how the film ends. Peggy accomplishes her goals, and wins the good doctor, on her own terms.