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A Fighting Colleen

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Genre  Drama
Story by  Gerald Duffy
Duration  
Director  David Smith
Screenplay  Gerald Duffy
Cinematography  Charles R. Seeling
Country  U.S.
A Fighting Colleen A Fighting Colleen Wikipedia
Language  Silent (English intertitles)
Release date  November 22, 1919
Writer  Gerald C. Duffy (screenplay), Gerald C. Duffy (story)
Cast  Bessie Love, Anne Schaefer, Jay Morley, Beulah Clark, Charles Spere, George Kunkel
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A Fighting Colleen is a 1919 silent comedy drama film directed by David Smith. It stars Bessie Love and Charles Spere.

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Plot

Alannah Malone (Love), an Irish immigrant living in a tenement, who sells newspapers to make a living. When her mother dies, she engages in fistfights to defend her territory from newsboys. One particular newsboy (Spere) falls for her after she beats him up.

The tenement in which Alannah lives is owned by the city's unjust mayor. When the District Attorney announces his candidacy for mayor, Alannah aids his campaign by gathering evidence to expose the mayor as a hypocrite.

Cast

  • Bessie Love as Alannah Malone
  • Anne Schaefer as Mother Malone
  • Charles Spere as Jimmy Meehan
  • Jay Morley as Stanton Colby
  • George Kunkel as Mortimer Wall
  • Beulah Clark as Maggie O'Higgins
  • Reception

    Press for the film compared it to Mary Pickford's Daddy Long Legs and Mabel Normand's Mickey. The film received positive reviews, and did well at the box office.

    References

    A Fighting Colleen Wikipedia
    A Fighting Colleen IMDb


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