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.
This movie contains the following tropes:
- 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.