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DVD cover for the Remaster
Among the few feature-length Baby Peggy films to have survived to the present day, and based on Editha's Burglar by Frances Hodgson Burnett of A Little Princess fame, this Melodrama has Peggy play the role of a young girl named Peggy Holmes, who unwillingly gets caught up in a relationship between her father Garry Holmes, an honest man of modest means, and Margaret Selfridge, a woman from an affluent yet strict family.

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  • Blatant Burglar: Garry as he reluctantly carried out a heist at the Selfridges' mansion out of desperation.
  • Cheerful Child: Peggy doing what she does best.
  • Dramedy: Has some bits of comic relief in between, such as a rather absurd scene where Peggy trades her Girly Girl dress for a banana of all things.
  • The Cutie: Peggy, of course.
  • Happily Ever After: In spite of her parents' forbidden relationship, it eventually turned out well in the end.
  • Melodrama: Quite obviously the basic gist of the film.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Garry Holmes and Margaret Selfridge.
  • Street Urchin: Peggy encounters a pair of street kids of whom she had an adventure with along the way. She too had a taste of what it's like as an urchin at that point.
  • Remaster: Released on DVD in October 2015 by Undercrank Productions, with digitally restored footage by The Library of Congress and a new organ score by Ben Model.
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