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The Winning Girl (1919)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

Because he had previously picked the name James for his first-born, when a female arrives, Major Milligan, a well-meaning but lazy dreamer, calls his daughter Jamesina, or Jemmy for short. With the birth of her second child, Mrs. Milligan ...See moreBecause he had previously picked the name James for his first-born, when a female arrives, Major Milligan, a well-meaning but lazy dreamer, calls his daughter Jamesina, or Jemmy for short. With the birth of her second child, Mrs. Milligan dies, and several years later, when Jemmy is about eighteen, the Major marries a widow with three children. Soon the family is deeply in debt. Jemmy gets work at a textile factory, gets jobs for the other children, and even inspires the Major to work. She falls in love with Stanley Templeton, an aviator on furlough, but because his mother disapproves, Jemmy refuses to marry him. After Stanley returns to the war, Jemmy captures a German spy in the plant who was soaking cloth for airplanes in acid. She receives a reward which allows the Milligans to pay off their mortgage. Mrs. Templeton apologizes, and when Stanley returns, she warmly approves of their engagement. Written by AFI See less
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Charles Edgar Schoenbaum (as Charles E. Schoenbaum)
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Updated Feb 23, 1919

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Feb 23, 1919 (United States)

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Shirley Mason
Jemmy Milligan Jemmy Milligan   See fewer
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Theodore Roberts
Major Milligan Major Milligan   See fewer
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Harold Goodwin
Jack Milligan Jack Milligan   See fewer
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Lincoln Stedman
Percy Milligan (as Lincoln Steadman) Percy Milligan (as Lincoln Steadman)   See fewer
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Clara Horton
Vivian Milligan Vivian Milligan   See fewer
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Jean Calhoun
Gwendolyn Milligan Gwendolyn Milligan   See fewer
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Edythe Chapman
Second Mrs. Milligan Second Mrs. Milligan   See fewer
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Niles Welch
Stanley Templeton Stanley Templeton   See fewer
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Helen Dunbar
Mrs. Templeton Mrs. Templeton   See fewer
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Jose Melville
Fanny Milligan Fanny Milligan   See fewer
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