Fun Size Review: Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1919)

In the 1910s, Marguerite Clark enjoyed popularity that rivaled screen queen Mary Pickford– both worked in the same genres– and this is one of her few surviving films.

Clark plays a spunky orphan who finds all kinds of love in the poor side of town, nicknamed the Cabbage Patch. This isn’t a masterpiece but it’s a fun way to spend an evening and it showcases both Clark’s charisma and that of leading man Gareth Hughes. Both leads make the most of their thin parts.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Marguerite and Gareth find financial stability and decide to wed.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Cupcakes. Just cupcakes. Nothing fancy but very nice.

Availability: Released on DVD by Grapevine.

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