DirectorDavid Smith ScreenplayGerald Duffy CinematographyCharles R. Seeling CountryU.S.
LanguageSilent (English intertitles) Release dateNovember 22, 1919 WriterGerald C. Duffy (screenplay), Gerald C. Duffy (story) CastBessie Love, Anne Schaefer, Jay Morley, Beulah Clark, Charles Spere, George Kunkel People also search forOver the Garden Wall
A Fighting Colleen is a 1919 silent comedy drama film directed by David Smith. It stars Bessie Love and Charles Spere.
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.
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
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.