The AFI index plot synopses reads as follows:
When Pinto reaches her eighteenth birthday, the five wealthy Arizonans who adopted her upon the death of her parents decide that ranch life will never make a lady of her. Their old friend Pop Audry, formerly of
PINTO release date January 1920, ©
Director. Victor L. Schertzinger, author. Gerald C. Duffy from a story by Victor L. Schertzinger, cinematographer George Webber, Art Director Hugo Ballin
Cast: Mabel Normand (Pinto), Cullen Landis (Bob De Witt) Edward Jobson (Tobey or Looey), George Nichols(Pop Audrey) (3), Edith (Edythe) Chapman (Mrs. Audry),
Billy (William) Elmer (Tousy or Lousy, guardian 1 of 5), Andrew Arbuckle (guardian 2 of 5) Richard Cummings, (guardian 3 of 5) George Kunkel, (guardian 4 of 5) John Burton, (guardian 5 of 5)
Other cast members: Manuel R. Ojeda, Joseph Hazelton (4), Dwight (T. D.) Crittenden, Hallam Cooley (Armand Cassel or Cass)
Location: Mojave Desert at Verde (Brown) Ranch and Goldwyn Studio,
my little notes:
(1). Pinto is a lost Goldwyn film
(2). It is possible that during the Wild West sequence, Will Rogers shows up briefly to do a lariat trick
(3). George Nichols may have been casted here because of Mabel as he doesn’t seems to have made any other films for Sam Goldwyn Studios
(4). Josep Hazelton is listed in the
Mabel Normand in New Play at
Mabel Normand’s newest Goldwyn picture, “Pinto,” opens for three days at the
The theatrical careers of these men range in time from 20 to 52 years it is said that the little star of “Pinto” has been vastly entertained while on location at the Verdi (Verde Ranch once the Brown Ranch) ranch near the Mojave desert, where many of the scenes are laid, in listening to their stories of stage favorites of years a gone. “Pinto” so runs the tale is a mischievous little imp, so full of the joy of living that she hasn’t time to be mean or vain, but who finds Bob DeWitt, a young New Yorker, vastly interesting in spite of the fact that he is beautifully innocent regarding the West and its ways.
Then there is “Looey,” who is always good for a laugh. There’s “Pop Audry” who wears dress clothes and tight pumps when he’d rather be out on his own wide ranch lands without the “harassment o’clothes.”
There are all the characters in “Pinto” which go to make up a real “thriller,” the colorless parasite, the social climber, the horse thief and all the rest.
Mabel Normand is satisfied at present to be a screen actress of no mean popularity, but some day, she threatens, she’s going to forsake the screen. She is – yes, she is – going to write a book.
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