Peck's Bad Girl
Cast & Crew
Minnie Penelope Peck, the village scamp of Yaptank, accompanies her father to the bank to demand the nine dollars owed him for his work as a night watchman. When the bank president refuses to pay Peck, Minnie posts a sign which states that the bank is insolvent, whereupon all of the depositors immediately demand their money. The fire department is called in to quell the mob, but things get worse when Minnie accidentally turns on the fire hose. Minnie is saved from reform school by a new woman in town, Hortense Martinot, who hires the tomboy to model clothing in her shop. After falling in love with Dick, a jewelry store proprietor, Minnie discovers that Hortense, in league with two gentlemen from the city, is planning to rob the bank. With the help of Dick, who is actually a detective, Minnie captures the crooks and then accepts a wedding ring from her jewelry salesman.
E. M. Favor
F. G. Patton
The film was based loosely on George Wilbur Peck's "Bad Boy" novels, which were published around the turn of the century. Material in the copyright descriptions referred to the character played by Mabel Normand as "Mabel Penelope Peck." Among the other film versions of Peck's stories are: the 1908 Essanay short Peck's Bad Boy; the 1921 Irving M. Lesser production Peck's Bad Boy, starring Jackie Coogan and directed by Sam Wood (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.4192); the 1934 Twentieth Century-Fox release Peck's Bad Boy, starring Jackie Cooper and directed by Eddie Cline; and the 1938 RKO release Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus, starring Tommy Kelly and directed by Cline (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.3405 and F3.3406).