Over the Garden Wall (1919 film)
Over the Garden Wall is a lost 1919 American silent romantic comedy film produced and distributed by the Vitagraph Company of America. It was directed by David Smith, brother of one of the Vitagraph founders Albert E. Smith. The film stars Bessie Love.
|Over the Garden Wall|
|Directed by||David Smith|
|Produced by||Albert E. Smith|
|Written by||Sam Taylor|
|Based on||Over the Garden Wall (novel)|
by Millicent Evison
|Cinematography||Clyde De Vinna|
|Distributed by||Vitagraph Company of America|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
When the poor Gordon family must move out of its house and into a small cottage, young Peggy Gordon (Love) becomes a gardener to earn money. Her wealthy neighbor falls in love her, after seeing her "over the garden wall" and through a tennis racket; but she mistakenly believes that he is a chauffeur. When her younger sister attempts to elope with a bad man, Peggy and her new beau successfully prevent this from happening, and her beau's wealthy identity is revealed.
- Bessie Love as Peggy Gordon
- Myrtle Reeves as Frances Gordon
- Willis Marks as Matthew Gordon
- James Blackwell as Julius Caesar Jackson
- Edward Hearn as Stanley Davis
- Truman Van Dyke as J. Hector Greshingham
- Allan Forrest as Peter Morton
- Anne Schaefer as Mrs. Clara Morton
- Jay Morley as Eric Fairchild
- Otto Lederer as James Barstow
- Ruth Fuller Golden (undetermined role)
- Love, Bessie (1977). From Hollywood with Love: An Autobiography of Bessie Love. London: Elm Tree Books. p. 150. OCLC 734075937.
- Reid, Laurence (September 27, 1919). "Over the Garden Wall: Simple Story Exudes Charm and Sentiment". Motion Picture News. p. 2659.
- "Over The Garden Wall / David Smith [motion picture]". Library of Congress.
- "Grand Theatre". The Press. LVI (16812). Christchurch, New Zealand. April 19, 1920. p. 1.
- "Lyric". Covington Republican. September 3, 1920. p. 5.
- The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911–20 by The American Film Institute, c.1988
- The five shorts are:
- "Strand Theatre". The Shelby Beacon. 6 (31). Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. November 14, 1919. p. 3.
- Hartman, C.M. (December 13, 1919). "What the Picture Did for Me". Exhibitors Herald. Vol. 9 no. 25. p. 100.
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