~A Girl Named Mary~
M57-53: Marguerite Clark & Aggie Herring~
~Plot Synopsis~
Stage and film star Marguerite Clark was Mary Pickford's biggest competition during the 1910s. Keep in
mind that she was nine years older than Pickford and was still playing young girls in 1920. In fact,
Kathlyn Williams, who plays her mother in this rather insipid drama, is actually five years younger than
Clark. For fifteen years, Marise Jaffrey (Kathlyn Williams), a wealthy widow, has searched for her
daughter, Mary, who was taken away as an infant by her father and subsequently disappeared when he
was killed in a train accident. Mary Healy (Marguerite Clark), a stenographer who has helped in the
search, learns that Mrs. Healy (Aggie Herring) is not her real mother. At the same time, Mary's
resemblance to the missing girl leads Mrs. Jaffrey to investigate further and discover that Mary is her
daughter. Mary then goes to live in the Jaffrey home, but runs away because of the snobbish attitudes of
Mrs. Jaffrey's friends. Henry Martin (Wallace MacDonald), a printer's foreman, tells Mrs. Jaffrey of his
love for Mary. Mary's mother and foster mother reconcile themselves when they see Mary's happiness
over her forthcoming marriage.

Plot Synopsis is a combination of plot synopses from allmovie.com and afi.com
Directed by: Walter Edwards

Written by: Alice Eyton

Based on the novel A Girl Named Mary by Juliet Wilbor Tompkins
(Indianapolis, 1918).

Marguerite Clark ...  Mary Healey
Kathlyn Williams ...  Mrs. Jaffrey
Wallace MacDonald ...  Henry Martin
Aggie Herring ...  Mrs. Healy
Charles Clary ...  Hugh Le Baron
Lillian Leighton ...  Hannah
Pauline Pulliam ...  May Laguna
A. Edward Sutherland ...  Mr. Peavy
Helene Sullivan ...  Mona Molloy
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Cinematography by: William Marshall    

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: December 21, 1919