Mirandy Smiles

Mirandy Smiles is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by William C. deMille and written by Edith Kennedy based upon a short story by Belle K. Maniates. The film stars Vivian Martin, Douglas MacLean, William Freeman, and Frances Beech. The film was released on December 15, 1918, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2] It is not known whether the film currently survives,[3] which suggests that it is a lost film.

Mirandy Smiles
Film still
Directed byWilliam C. deMille
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Screenplay byEdith Kennedy (scenario)
Based on"The Littlest Scrub Lady"
by Belle K. Maniates
StarringVivian Martin
Douglas MacLean
William Freeman
Frances Beech
CinematographyFrank E. Garbutt
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • December 15, 1918 (1918-12-15)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[4] Mirandy's mother Mrs. Judkins (Kelso) "takes in" laundry and Mirandy Judkins (Martin) scrubs the floors of the town opera house. Teddy Lawrence (MacLean), who plays the piano at the theater, is also organist at St. Mark's church. Mirandy upon Teddy's invitation attends church services and meets Rose White (Gennung), who is in love with the minister. Mirandy is given the work of laundering the surplices and is entrusted with a note to the minister pinned to one of the frocks. The not falls out, however, and is not delivered until the minister is called to marry the Boarder (Freeman) to Annie May (Beech). Mirandy and Teddy come to an understanding and manage to smile through their trials and tribulations.


  • Vivian Martin as Mirandy Judkins
  • Douglas MacLean as Teddy Lawrence
  • William Freeman as The Boarder
  • Frances Beech as Annie May
  • Gean Gennung as Rose White
  • Elinor Hancock as Mrs. White (credited as Eleanor Hancock)
  • Mayme Kelso as Mrs. Judkins (credited as Maym Kelso)
  • Louis Willoughby as John Kennedy (credited as Lewis Willoughby)


  1. "Mirandy-Smiles - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  2. "Mirandy Smiles". AFI. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  3. Progressive Silent Film List: Mirandy Smiles at silentera.com
  4. "Reviews: Mirandy Smiles". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 7 (23): 23. November 30, 1918.
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