|The Sawdust Ring|
|Directed by||Charles Miller|
|Produced by||New York Motion Picture Corporation|
Thomas H. Ince
|Written by||L. V. Jefferson|
|Cinematography||Clyde De Vinna|
|Distributed by||Triangle Film Corporation|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The Sawdust Ring (also known as The Little Equestrienne) is a 1917 American silent drama film distributed by the Triangle Film Corporation and starring Bessie Love. A shortened version of the film survives in 9.5 mm reduction print at Cineteca Nazionale, Pacific Film Archive, and the BFI National Archive. The film has also been released, in its shortened version, by Harpodeon.
Two children who want to become circus performers run away from home. The mother of the girl is ill and has been sent to the hospital, while the father of the boy is a junk dealer. They finally arrive at the circus of Colonel Simmonds (Richardson) and obtain employment. When Janet Magie (Love) falls from a horse, Simmonds learns that she is actually his daughter and through her is able to contact his wife, who had left him due to a misunderstanding. This results in a happy reunion.
- Bessie Love as Janet Magie
- Harold Goodwin as Peter Weldon
- Jack Richardson as Colonel Simmonds
- Josephine Headley as Mrs. Magie
- Daisy Dean as Paquita
- Alfred Hollingsworth as Steve Weldon
- Love, Bessie (1977). From Hollywood with Love: An Autobiography of Bessie Love. London: Elm Tree Books. p. 149. OCLC 734075937.
- "The Sawdust Ring". Harpodeon.
- Bennett, Carl (February 5, 2010). "Progressive Silent Film List: The Sawdust Ring". Silent Era.
- Munden, Kenneth W., ed. (1971). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films 1921–1930. New York: R.R. Bowker Company. p. 682. OCLC 664500075.
- The Sawdust Ring / Charles Miller
- "Reviews: Bessie Love in The Sawdust Ring". Exhibitors Herald. Vol. 5 no. 6. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. August 4, 1917. p. 25. Retrieved November 25, 2014.
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