The Crab (1917)

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The Crab is sourpuss Frank Keenan, who lives alone and likes it. At least, he thinks he likes it, until cherubic little orphan Thelma Salter enters his life. Slowly but very surely, curly-headed Salter softens Keenan's hard heart. This old-fashioned yarn was done up brown by the florid subtitles of scenarist C. Gardner Sullivan. Thelma Salter managed to enjoy a ten-year career in Shirley Temple-style roles; either she was very short or a victim of arrested development.



family, child, happiness, orphan, Pollyanna