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Directed by John Francis Dillon
Written by Marion Orth
Based onChickie
by Elenore Meherin
Starring Dorothy Mackaill
Cinematography James Van Trees
Edited by Arthur Tavares
Distributed by First National Pictures
Release date
  • May 10, 1925 (1925-05-10)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Chickie is a 1925 American silent drama film produced and released by First National Pictures. Based on the novel of the same name by Elenore Meherin, the film was directed by John Francis Dillon and starred Dorothy Mackaill. [1] Chickie is now considered lost. [2] [3] [4]



As described in a film magazine review, [5] Chickie is a stenographer in New York City whose flirtations with the young lawyer in the offices across the court have enmeshed the hearts of both. Barry Dunne, the lawyer, is coveted by Ila Moore, the daughter of the head of the firm. She takes him to a party held at Bess Abbott's. There he finds Chickie, who has been brought by Janina to give a filip to the jaded tastes of bachelor millionaire Jake Munson. Disgusted at the open love-making at the party, Chickie escapes and Barry follows. They ride all night. Jake proposes that Chickie become his "friend" so that he can share his good things with her, but she refuses. Later, he loves her and proposes marriage. She had previously yielded to the order of Barry, and confesses her misstep to Jake, who leaves her in disgust. Jake goes to London. Chickie's appeal to him to marry her falls into Ila's hands, who sends a cable in Jake's name stating that he has married Ila. Chickie confesses to her parents. After the child is born, they are about to sell their place and move away when Jake returns for her, unwed and eager to marry her.


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  1. Chickie at
  2. Chickie at Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files: First National Pictures 1925 Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  3. The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Chickie No Holdings
  4. Catalog of Copyright Entries 1953 Motion Pictures And Filmstrips Jan-Dec 3D Ser Vol 7 Pts 12-13: Chickie
  5. "New Pictures: Chickie", Exhibitors Herald, 21 (07): 73, May 9, 1925, retrieved February 7, 2022PD-icon.svgThis article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain .