~Pettigrew's Girl~
1919
~L276-3 Ethel Clayton and unknown~
~L276-9: Ethel Clayton~
~L276-26: Ethel Clayton & Monte Blue~
~Plot Synopsis~
This film's plotline bears a lot of similarities to Eyes of the Soul, which was released at the same
time. Orphaned private William Pettigrew (Monte Blue) is stationed at a World War I embarkation
camp near New York. His loneliness increases when the other soldiers receive mail, and he realizes
that he has no one to write him. On a visit to the city he purchases a photograph of chorus girl Daisy
Heath (Ethel Clayton), and then visits the theater where she performs and meets her at the stage
door. Daisy recognizes William's sincerity and breaks a date with millionaire Hugh Varick (Charles
Gerard). The vivacious Daisy finds that her millionaire's lobster dinners pale in comparison with
Pettigrew's ice cream dates.  Daisy performs at William's camp, and he gets permission to spend
time alone with her before he sails. The vivacious Daisy finds that her millionaire's lobster dinners
pale in comparison with Pettigrew's ice cream dates.  Daisy rejects Varick, who also enlists, but
whose money was his main appeal. When William returns after the war, Daisy is waiting for him.
Pettigrew's Girl, however, is notable because the millionaire is not portrayed as an out-and-out
villain -- a rarity in those days.

Plot Synopsis is a combination of Plot Synopsis' from allmovie.com and afi.com
Directed by: George Melford

Written by: Will M. Ritchey

Based on the short story "Private Pettigrew's Girl" by Dana Burnet in The
Saturday Evening Post (14 Sep 1918).
~Cast~

Monte Blue ...  Pvt. William Pettigrew
Ethel Clayton ...  Daisy Heath
Charles K. Gerrard ...  Hugh Varick
Jim Mason ...  Pvt. Jiggers Botley
Clara Whipple ...  Piggy
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Cinematography by: Paul P. Perry

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: March 23, 1919
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