Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Her Crowning Glory - 1911
Country: United States
Stars: John Bunny, Flora Finch and Helene Costello
Release Date: 12 September 1911 (USA)
Production Co: Vitagraph Company of America
Runtime: 14 min (19 fps)
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Nurse | Governess | Widower | Sister | Jealousy | Cigar Smoking | Marriage Proposal | Haircut | Spanking
Genres: Comedy | Short
A widower becomes infatuated with his daughter's governess, to the displeasure of the child and her nurse. A widower has been bringing up his young daughter with the help of a nurse. The widower's sister, though, considers the child to be spoiled and undisciplined, so she insists on hiring a strict governess for the girl. When the governess arrives, both the daughter and the nurse dislike her, but the father is captivated by the governess's long, wavy, chestnut-colored hair. When the father asks the governess to marry him, the nurse and the daughter realize that they have to act quickly.
One of the 50 films in the 4-disk boxed DVD set called "Treasures from American Film Archives (2000)", compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 18 American film archives. This film was preserved by the UCLA Film and Television Archive. This version has a piano music score and runs 14 minutes. Only 4 of John Bunny's 162 films are known to have survived.