Cast & Crew
A poor hungry chorus girl nicknamed "The Brat," wrongly arrested for soliciting, is allowed to go to the home of author MacMillan Forrester so that he can study her for his new novel. His mother and his financée Angela disapprove of the arrangement, as does his brother Stephen, who caused her arrest when she rejected his advances. The book progresses well and the Brat develops into a somewhat cultured woman until an unpleasant incident provoked by Angela during the Brat's "rabbit dance" at a society benefit causes her to curse those laughing at her and rush home to pack. She comes upon Stephen robbing his brother's safe and out of pity gives him her own money. When the family accuses her of the theft and she accepts the blame, Stephen, touched by her gesture, confesses. Angela, seeing MacMillan's delight, gives back her ring and leaves. Finally, though, Mrs. Forrester accepts the Brat and MacMillan gives her the engagement ring.
The film had pre-release showings in Los Angeles the week of August 25, 1919. The set included a full theater of 1000 seating capacity built by M. P. Staulcup, assisted by Nazimova, designed along Greek lines, with a glass runway. According to a modern source, Alice Guy Blaché was an assistant director on this film. This film was remade by Fox in 1931 and in 1940. The 1931 film was directed by John Ford and starred Sally O'Neil; the 1940 film, which was titled The Girl from Avenue A, was directed by Otto Brower and starred Jane Withers.