The New York Hat

The New York Hat

The New York Hat is a silent short film which was released in 1912, directed by D. W. Griffith from a screenplay by Anita Loos, and starring Mary Pickford, Lionel Barrymore, and Lillian Gish.


Mollie Goodhue leads a cheerless, impoverished life, largely because of her stern, miserly father. Mrs. Goodhue is mortally ill, but before dying, she gives the minister, Preacher Bolton, some money with which to buy her daughter the "finery" her father always forbade her.

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    director D. W. Griffith
    genre drama
    keywords impoverish long
    musicBy Robert Israel
    producer American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    publisher Biograph
    recordedAt Fort Lee
    theme short