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  • Muggsy becomes a hero


  • Mabel sends a note to Muggsy asking him to meet her after church. While he is waiting for the services to end, another note is handed to him, requesting him to escort the Frost sisters through a bad area. Though Muggsy is disappointed not to be with Mabel, he resolutely starts to escort the two women home. They are set upon by two thugs whom Muggsy manages to thrash soundly. Muggsy becomes the town hero, with the Mabel proudly standing beside him.


  • Powell, Frank E., 1877- direction
  • Taylor, Stanner E. V., 1877-1948, writing
  • Quirk, Billy, 1873-1926, cast
  • Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979, cast
  • Henderson, Grace, 1860-1944, cast
  • August, Edwin, 1883-1964, cast
  • Bruce, Kate, 1858-1946, cast
  • Butler, William J., 1860-1927, cast
  • Craig, Charles B., cast
  • Dillon, Edward, 1880-1933, cast
  • Grandon, Francis J., 1879-1929, cast
  • Henderson, Dell, 1877-1956, cast
  • McDowell, Clare, 1877-1966, cast
  • O'Sullivan, Tony, -1920, cast
  • Paget, Alfred, 1880-1925, cast
  • Pickford, Jack, 1896-1933, cast
  • Sennett, Mack, 1880-1960, cast
  • Biograph Company
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Biograph Co., 1910.


  • -  Heroes--Humor
  • -  Tramps--Humor


  • Comedy films
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Fiction films


  • -  J144969 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Biograph Co.; 6Sept1910; J144969.
  • -  Billy Quirk, Mary Pickford, Grace Henderson, Edwin August, Kate Bruce, William J. Butler, Charles Craig, Edward Dillon, Francis J. Drandon, Dell Henderson, Claire McDowell, Anthony O'Sullivan, Alfred Paget, Jack Pickford, Mack Sennett.
  • -  Photographed July 21, 26, 27 and August 2-3, 1910 in Cuddebackville, New York and Coytesville, New Jersey.
  • -  Parts of summary from Early motion pictures and the Biograph bulletins.
  • -  Biograph production no. 3730.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 2636) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 215; Biograph bulletins, 1908-1912, p. 226; Christel Schmidt's The Search for a Film Legacy: Mary Pickford (1909-1933) WWW site, viewed August 28, 2015; Internet movie database WWW site, viewed August 28, 2015.
  • -  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.


  • 1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 8 min.) : si., b&w.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (283 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (283 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 700 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 5588 (viewing print)
  • FRA 2446 (dupe neg pic)
  • Box 0525A (paper pos)

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2015600180

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  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Powell, Frank E., Direction, Stanner E. V Taylor, Billy Quirk, Mary Pickford, Grace Henderson, Edwin August, Kate Bruce, et al. Muggsy Becomes a Hero. United States: Biograph Co, 1910. Video.

APA citation style:

Powell, F. E., Taylor, S. E. V., Quirk, B., Pickford, M., Henderson, G., August, E. [...] Paper Print Collection. (1910) Muggsy Becomes a Hero. United States: Biograph Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Powell, Frank E., Direction, et al. Muggsy Becomes a Hero. United States: Biograph Co, 1910. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.