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The New York Hat1912

  • 3.7
D.W. Griffith's THE NEW YORK HAT, from a script by Anita Loos, explores the timeless issue of neighborly interference. Mary Pickford stars as a young woman who, after the death of her mother, receives the hat she's always wanted. The circumstances around the gift, however, produces great misunderstandings in the community.

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The only thing worse than being a girl is being a boy. This made me so ashamed of parents, and CHURCH!!!! Of course they were a hateful bunch of creeps. The poor girl. All I could see was my own daughters. How can something with no dialog, so old, make an old guy weep in such a short amount of time. Great one.

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The only thing worse than being a girl is being a boy. This made me so ashamed of parents, and CHURCH!!!! Of course they were a hateful bunch of creeps. The poor girl. All I could see was my own daughters. How can something with no dialog, so old, make an old guy weep in such a short amount of time. Great one.

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D.W.Griffith The New York Hat This movie short had a great cast first of all a early work of Mary Pickford Mary had also brought Lillian Gish to the attention of Griffith who but her in his films for many years to come this being one in which she had a small part also you'll see a younger Lionel Barrymore who will see in other early Mary Pickford films and lets not leave out Jack Pickford.The premise of the story is the gift of a hat to mary by the preacher at the wishes of her mother after her death of a gift known only by the preacher,intern the gossips of the town cause all sorts of problems even with her father much happens in the 16 min film and is worth watching.I hope you watch and enjoy Side note in the house Mary lives in if you look next to the window on the lower left you'll see the Biograph mark AB on the wall.

Mary Pickford glows in this little skewed morality tale; she's surrounded by villains, but unfortunately no one gets their proper comeuppance. The New York hat of the title gets the worst of it in the end. (But the hat itself is worth the price of admission... is that a taxidermied bird on the brim?)