Marguerite Clark in Little Miss Hoover 1918 3

   Marguerite Clark

Directed by                     John S. Robertson
Produced by                   Famous Players-Lasky Corporation
Scenario                          Adrian Gil-Spear
Based on                         the novel The Golden Bird by Maria Thompson Davies
Starring                          Marguerite Clark, Eugene O'Brien, Alfred Hickman, Forrest Robinson
Cinematography            William Marshall
Distributed by                Famous Players-Lasky Corporation
Release date                    December 29, 1918
Running time                  68 minutes
Country                           United States
Language                         Silent film, English intertitles


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"Little Miss Hoover" is included in our program to illustrate the work and contributions of our star director John S. Robertson.


"Little Miss Hoover" is a romantic comedy. A young woman begins raising chickens to help the Food Administration.

Only a couple of films survive with Marguerite Clark, who at the time reportedly was second in popularity closely behind Mary Pickford. The film was created by the Canadian-born director John S. Robertson, who made a very successful career in Hollywood.


Eugene OBrien in Little Miss Hoover 1918 1

   Eugene O'Brien


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