Periwinkle is considered to be a lost film.

Movie Theatre Lantern Slide For Mary Miles Minter In Periwinkle

U.S.A. Release: June 11, 1917

Produced by: American Film Corporation
Distributed by: Mutual Film Corporation
Directed by: James Kirkwood
Scenario by: Julian Lamothe, based on a story by William F. Payson.

Black & White
Five Reels
Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format

Mary Miles Minter as Periwinkle
George Fisher as Richard Langdon Evans
Arthur Howard as Jim Curran
Clarence Burton as Sam Coffin
Allan Forrest as Ira
Harvey Clark as Captain Sears
George Periolat as Ephraiam Rawlins
Anne Schaefer as Ann Scudder
George Ahearn as Mortimer Hale

The film is cast on a beach at a remote lifesaving station. Mary Miles Minter plays Periwinkle who, as a baby, was rescued from a shipwreck and subsequently raised by the widow, Ann Scudder, and her father, Ephraiam Rawlins. They raise her fair, into an adorable young woman who becomes a favorite of the local men.

Soon, Richard Langdon Evans winds up at the station after his yacht is wrecked off shore. Evans is a wealthy young man, part of high society, who generally lacks direction and enjoys the good life a little bit too much. Charmed by Periwinkle, her influence transforms him into a reformed man and, the happy ending, she ultimately accepts his hand in marriage.


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