The Cricket was a vehicle for child actress Zoe Rae, who plays two roles in the course of the story. Living in poverty in Paris' Latin Quarter, the orphaned Cricket (Rae) is jointly "adopted" by a trio of starving artists. As the girl's three foster fathers go through the usual quarrels and reconciliations, our heroine quietly begins a stage career, playing the "lead fairy" in a pantomime production. Years later, the grown-up Cricket (now played by Penn Rogers) has become a popular stage star, while her ubiquitous "daddies" devote their time to finding a suitable sweetheart for the heroine. Evidently they succeed, since in the final scene Cricket's daughter (also played by Zoe Rae) is afforded several close-ups. Like most of Zoe Rae's films, Cricket was directed by Elsie Jane Wilson.
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