The Little Minister
was one of Sir James Barrie's most popular works. Published as a novel in 1891, it was adapted into a play in 1897 in England, then brought to the US in 1907 in a version starring Maude Adams. She revived it on stage in 1915 and on radio (twice) in 1934, then Ruth
Chatterton played it on Broadway again in the mid-1920s. Two silent film adaptations were released in 1921, Paramount's version featuring Betty Compson and George Hackathorne, Vitagraph's starring Alice Calhoun and Jimmy Morrison. In RKO's 1934 reworking of the tale, Hepburn is a peeress who
enjoys dressing up as a gypsy and running around with impoverished weavers in 1840 Scotl...