Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch


1919

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 9, 1919
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Distribution Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.; Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch by Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice (New York, 1901), and her play of the same name (New York, 3 Sep 1904).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
4,542ft (5 reels)

Synopsis

Lovey Mary, who protects other children in an orphanage against the monitors, becomes a monitor herself when she grows older. After Maggie Duncan, formerly in the orphanage, brings her boy Tommy there to be reared, Mary grows so attached to him that she and Tommy run away when Maggie returns several years later. Upon meeting Dick Morgan, they flee again after Dick plans to take them back. Taken in by Mrs. Wiggs, who lives in the poorest part of town, called the "Cabbage Patch," and whose five children and numerous animals already strain her limited resources, Mary falls in love with Billy Wiggs. After the sheriff takes Tommy, Mary hears that Maggie is ill. While nursing Maggie, Mary learns that Dick, Tommy's father, feared he would be disinherited if he married Maggie. After convincing Dick to marry Maggie, Mary and Mrs. Wiggs' family are taken into the Morgan home. When Billy gets a good factory position, he and Mary decide to wed.

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 9, 1919
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Distribution Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.; Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch by Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice (New York, 1901), and her play of the same name (New York, 3 Sep 1904).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
4,542ft (5 reels)

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Notes

Hugh Ford also directed the original stage production, in which Mary Carr also played Mrs. Wiggs. For information regarding other adaptations of Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch, please consult the entry for the 1914 film of the same name, directed by Harold Entwhistle and starring Beatriz Michelena (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1911-20).