~Little Miss Hoover~
1918
~195-46: Eugene O'Brien & Marguerite Clark~
~Plot Synopsis~
Little Miss Hoover is not the story of a female vacuum cleaner salesperson. The title is a reference to
Herbert Hoover, who in the years following World War I was instrumental in teaching advanced
agricultural skills to American farmers. During World War I, Washington, D.C. society girl Nancy
Craddock (Marguerite Clark) decides to enlist in the army of the Food Administration on the theory
that "eggs will win the war." Accompanied by her grandfather, Col. William Craddock (Forrest
Robinson), Nancy buys some chickens and goes to the Maryland farm of her uncle, Major J.
Craddock (Hal Reid). There she meets Adam Baldwin (Eugene O’Brien), an army officer who has
been assigned to study agricultural conditions in the Harpeth District incognito, and he soon diverts
her attention from Matthew Berry (Alfred Hickman), a suitor whom she had promised to marry on
condition that he enlist in the army. Posing as a farmhand, Adam begins the work of reclaiming the
Harpeth Valley, but incurs the enmity of local farmers, who suspect that he is a slacker. Nancy
willingly assists him until Matthew appears in uniform and demands that she fulfill her promise,
whereupon Adam, discouraged, leaves the farm. Matthew falls in love with Polly Beasley (Frances
Kaye), and, in the end, Nancy discovers Adam's true identity, and they marry, while Matthew weds
Polly. Originally titled The Golden Bird, Little Miss Hoover was adapted from a novel by Maria
Thompson Daviess.

Plot Synopsis is a combination of Plot Synopses from allmovie.com and afi.com
~Cast~

Marguerite Clark ...  Ann Craddock
Alfred Hickman ...  Matthew Berry
Eugene O'Brien ...  Major Adam Baldwin
Forrest Robinson ...  Colonel William Craddock
Hal Reid ...  Major Jonathan Craddock
Frances Kaye ...  Polly Beasley
J.M. Mason ...  Silas Beasley (uncredited)
John Tansey ...  Bud (uncredited)
Dorothy Walters ...  Undetermined Role (uncredited)
John J. Williams ...  Rastus (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Cinematography by: William Marshall    
Presenter: Adolph Zukor

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: December 29, 1918
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Directed by: John S. Roberston

Written by: Adrian Gil-Spear

Based on the novel The Golden Bird by Maria Thompson Davies (New
York, 1918).