Minnie (film)

Minnie is a 1922 American silent comedy film starring Leatrice Joy and co-directed by Marshall Neilan and Frank Urson. Neilan also wrote and produced the film which was released by Associated First National Pictures (later First National Pictures).[1] It is not known whether the film currently survives,[1] which suggests that it is a lost film.

Still with Leatrice Joy
Directed byMarshall Neilan
Frank Urson
Produced byMarshall Neilan
Written byMarshall Neilan (scenario)
Frances Marion (titles)
Story byGeorge Patullo
StarringLeatrice Joy
CinematographyDavid Kesson
Karl Struss
Edited byDaniel J. Gray
Distributed byAssociated First National
Release date
  • December 1, 1922 (1922-12-01) (United States)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film publication, Minnie (Joy),[2] the homeliest girl in town, is devoted to her father (Barnum), a discouraged inventor who has been working on a wireless device. Subject to the sneers of her neighbors, Minnie "invents" a lover and sends herself letters and flowers. Her stepsister (Lynch) suspects the truth and threatens to expose her. Desperate, she claims an unidentified body at the morgue and tells a reporter (Moore) that this is her lover, unaware that the body is that of a Chinese man. The absent-minded reporter sees he heart and forgets about the big story. After further disappointments in the invention, Minnie's stepmother decides to leave her father. Her father then has a success and becomes rich. At a celebration, the stepsister and townspeople are surprised when a new couple appear, which turn out to be the former reporter and his lovely wife Minnie.



  1. Progressive Silent Film List: Minnie at silentera.com
  2. Pardy, George T., ed. (Dec 23, 1922). "Illustrated Screen Report: Minnie". Exhibitor's Trade Review. East Stroudsberg, Pennsylvania: Exhibitor's Trade Review, Inc. 13 (4): 216. Retrieved 2014-04-29.

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