The Poppy Girl's Husband

The Poppy Girl's Husband is a 1919 American silent drama film directed by William S. Hart and Lambert Hillyer and written by Jules Boyle and C. Gardner Sullivan. The film stars William S. Hart, Juanita Hansen, Walter Long, Fred Starr, David Kirby and Georgie Stone. The film was released on March 16, 1919, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2] A copy of the film is held in the Museum of Modern Art film archive.[3]

The Poppy Girl's Husband
Juanita Hansen and William S. Hart
Directed byWilliam S. Hart
Lambert Hillyer
Produced byThomas H. Ince
William S. Hart
Screenplay byJules Boyle
C. Gardner Sullivan
StarringWilliam S. Hart
Juanita Hansen
Walter Long
Fred Starr
David Kirby
Georgie Stone
CinematographyJoseph H. August
William S. Hart Productions
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • March 16, 1919 (1919-03-16)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[4] Hairpin Harry Dutton (Hart) is released from prison after serving ten years of a fourteen-year sentence. His old friend Boston Blackie (Long) takes him to San Francisco where he learns that Polly (Hansen), the wife he believed to have faithful, has divorced him and married the policeman who testified against him. He meets his ten-year-old son surreptitiously and they become great friends. Polly learns of his presence, and her husband promises to "plant a gun on him" and send him back to prison. The boy hears this and innocently tells his father in time. Harry then goes to the detective's home and is about to brand his former wife on her cheek for her faithlessness when his son intervenes and asks Harry to take him away. Harry leaves the woman unharmed and takes his son, and they find happiness in the wilderness.



  1. "The-Poppy-Girl-s-Husband - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes -". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  2. "The Poppy Girl's Husband". AFI. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  3. Progressive Silent Film List: The Poppy Girl's Husband at
  4. "Reviews: The Poppy Girl's Husband". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 8 (15): 35. April 5, 1919.
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