|Directed by||King Baggot|
|Written by||Agnes Christine Johnston|
George Marion, Jr. (titles)
|Based on||Lovey Mary (novel)|
by Alice Hegan Rice
|Cinematography||Ira H. Morgan|
|Edited by||Frank Davis|
|7 reels; 6,167 feet|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Lovey Mary is a 1926 American comedy-drama film directed by King Baggot, with Bessie Love in the title role. It is based on the 1903 novel of the same name by Alice Hegan Rice, a sequel to Rice's Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch. It was distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
The film survives, but is incomplete.
Lovey Mary (Love) runs away from an orphanage with Tommy (Combs) so that he will not have to return to his bad mother. Lovey and Tommy stay at the home of Miss Hazey (Ogden), who is about to marry a man whom she knows only from correspondence.
Billy Wiggs (Haines) lives next door, and Lovey works with his sisters in a factory to earn money for herself and Tommy. On the day of Miss Hazey's wedding, her fiancee recognizes Lovey from the orphanage and reveals her true identity. Lovey and Billy plan to marry and adopt Tommy.
To help her decide whether to participate in the film, MGM lent Bessie Love a copy of the novel Lovey Mary by Alice Hegan Rice in 1925—then-valued at $25 (equivalent to $390 in 2021). Love never returned the book.