Their First Misunderstanding

Their First Misunderstanding is a 1911 American short silent drama film directed by Thomas H. Ince and starring Mary Pickford and Owen Moore. Pickford and Moore married on January 7, 1911.[1]

Their First Misunderstanding
Directed byThomas H. Ince
George Loane Tucker
Produced byCarl Laemmle
Written byGeorge Loane Tucker
StarringMary Pickford
CinematographyTony Gaudio
Distributed byMotion Picture Distributing and Sales Company
Release date
  • January 9, 1911 (1911-01-09)
Running time
10 minutes (one reel; 304 meters)
CountryUnited States
English intertitles


Preservation status

Their First Misunderstanding was believed to be a lost film until a copy was discovered in a barn in New Hampshire in 2006.[2] The film is intact, apart from the first minute, which had disintegrated over time.[3] The remaining footage was restored and is currently preserved at the Library of Congress and the Keene State College Film Society.[1][4]

See also


  1. "Silent Era: Their First Misunderstanding". Silent Era. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  2. "Lost Mary Pickford film to be screened". BBC News. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  3. "Lost Mary Pickford film found in barn to be screened next month". CTV News. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  4. "Silent film star footage discovered and restored". BBC News. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
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