Pettigrew's Girl (1919)

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This film's plotline bears a lot of similarities to Eyes of the Soul, which was released at the same time. Ethel Clayton plays chorus girl Daisy Heath who is being courted by a millionaire (Charles Gerard). Although she doesn't love the man, she's willing to marry him until she meets Private Pettigrew (Monte Blue). Pettigrew, a lonely soldier on leave in New York, meets her by chance at the theater where she's performing. The vivacious Daisy finds that her millionaire's lobster dinners pale in comparison with Pettigrew's ice cream dates. She vows to wait for Pettigrew while he goes off to fight, and because this film was made just after the end of WWI, of course she's there when he returns. Pettigrew's Girl, however, is notable because the millionaire is not portrayed as an out-and-out villain -- a rarity in those days.



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