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March 2, 2004
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The scholarly and underpaid Professor Griggs and his family live in genteel poverty in a small college town. To help out the family, beautiful young Amelia Griggs (Claire Windsor) works in the public library. Next-door to the Griggs are the Olsens, a large and lively family of immigrants living high on the hog, thanks to a thriving shoemaking business. Amelia attracts the attentions of Phil West, the son of a college trustee and her father’s laziest and naughtiest student. His rival for Amelia’s affection is Reverend Gates, a gentle, sincere and impecunious minister.

When Amelia falls ill from overwork, her mother tries to nurse her back to health. With the cupboards bare, the very proper Mrs. Griggs is sorely tempted to steal a chicken from her neighbor’s kitchen. The ensuing commotion turns out to be a blessing in disguise…

This restoration was produced by Photoplay Productions under the auspices of Kevin Brownlow. Bonus Feature: Commentary by film historian Shelley Stamp.


"Brilliant!" -- Carrie Rickey, Village Voice

"Lois Weber’s masterwork, her greatest achievement. As relevant today as seventy years ago." -- Anthony Slide, Lois Weber: The Director Who Lost Her Way in History

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Product details

  • Aspect Ratio : 1.33:1
  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
  • MPAA rating : s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
  • Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.75 inches; 3.52 Ounces
  • Director : Lois Weber
  • Media Format : Black & White, NTSC, Silent
  • Run time : 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Release date : March 2, 2004
  • Actors : Philip Hubbard, Margaret McWade, Claire Windsor, Louis Calhern, Marie Walcamp
  • Producers : David Gill, Kevin Brownlow, Lois Weber
  • Language : Unqualified (DTS ES 6.1)
  • ASIN : B0000E68WC
  • Writers : Lois Weber, Marion Orth
  • Number of discs : 1
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.8 out of 5 stars 15 ratings