Their First Misunderstanding
Directed byThomas H. Ince
George Loane Tucker
Written byGeorge Loane Tucker
Produced byCarl Laemmle
StarringMary Pickford
CinematographyTony Gaudio
Distributed byMotion Picture Distributing and Sales Company
Release date
  • January 9, 1911 (1911-01-09)
Running time
10 minutes (one reel; 304 meters)
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

Their First Misunderstanding is a 1911 American short silent drama film directed by Thomas H. Ince and starring Mary Pickford and Owen Moore. Pickford and Moore married on January 7, 1911.[1]


Preservation status

Their First Misunderstanding was believed to be a lost film until a copy was discovered in a barn in New Hampshire in 2006.[2] The film is intact, apart from the first minute, which had disintegrated over time.[3] The remaining footage was restored and is currently preserved at the Library of Congress and the Keene State College Film Society.[1][4]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Silent Era: Their First Misunderstanding". Silent Era. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  2. ^ "Lost Mary Pickford film to be screened". BBC News. September 25, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  3. ^ "Lost Mary Pickford film found in barn to be screened next month". CTV News. September 24, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  4. ^ "Silent film star footage discovered and restored". BBC News. Retrieved April 9, 2014.