GenreComedy, Drama DistributorPathe CountryUnited States
CastMary Miles Minter (Lizette), Eugene Forde (Paul), Harvey Clark (Henry Fauer), Eugenie Forde (Granny Page), Ashton Dearholt (Dan Nye), Blanche Hanson (Mrs. Bunn) LanguageSilent
English intertitles Release dateDecember 25, 1916 (1916-12-25) (United States) WriterBessie Boniel (story), Arthur Henry Gooden (scenario) People also search forA Dream or Two Ago, In Wrong GenresSilent film, Black-and-white
Innocence of lizette
Innocence of Lizette is a 1916 American silent comedy-drama film directed by James Kirkwood. It was one of the few films of Mary Miles Minter which survived. The film was restored in the Netherlands in 2004. and is shown in several European film festivals.
Lizette (Mary Miles Minter) is an orphan girl who is known to be very innocent. One day, the wealthy Henry Fauer (Harvey Clark) adopts her after seeing her selling news papers. She is now raised in his enormous mansion and is introduced to the posh life. Lizette, however, doesn't know how to deal with it and has no idea about acting like a real society woman.
When Henry is out of town for business for a few months, Lizette finds a baby on her door step. Henry returns and Lizette says it's her own. Henry is shocked and realizes Lizette has no idea how babies are born. Lizette thinks they are a gift from heaven and really thinks the baby is hers. She is determined to raise the baby as her own and falls in love with a man. Henry gives her permission to marry him. Everything seems to be perfect, until the real mother of the baby shows up claiming the baby back.