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  Mary Pickford (left) and Mary Pickford.
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Little Lord Fauntleroy
(1921) American
B&W : Ten reels / 9984 feet
Directed by Alfred E. Green and Jack Pickford

Cast: Mary Pickford [Cedric Errol, Lord Fauntleroy; and Dearest, the Widow Errol, Cedric’s mother], Claude Gillingwater [the Earl of Dorincourt], Joseph J. Dowling [William J. Havisham, the Earl’s legal counsel], Colin Kenny [Bevis, the Earl’s eldest son], James Marcus [Mr. Hobbs, the grocer], Kate Price [Mrs. Mc Ginty, the apple-woman], Fred M. Malatesta [Dick, the boot-black], Rose Dion (Rose Dione) [Minna, the imposter wife], Francis Marion [Minna’s son], Madame de Bodamere [Mrs. Higgins, a tenant]; Arthur Thalasso [Minna’s husband], Emmett King [Reverend Mordaunt], [?] Joe Roberts? [Buzz-Saw Brannigan, the former boxing champion], [?] Gordon Griffith? [tenant child who steals grapes], [?] ? [Brooks, the butler], [?] ? [Billy Williams]

The Mary Pickford Company production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Mary Pickford. Screen adaptation (scenario) by Bernard McConville, from the novel Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Art direction by Stephen Goosson. Electrical effects (lighting) by William S. Johnson. Photography (cinematography) by Charles Rosher. Music score arranged by Louis F. Gottschalk. / © 29 November 1921 by The Mary Pickford Company [LP17240]. Premiered [?] 11? September 1921 in New York, New York. General release, 13 November 1921. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The novel was previously filmed as Little Lord Fauntleroy (1914). The novel was subsequently filmed as Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936).

Comedy-Drama: Historical.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.3120.

Survival status: Print exists in the Mary Pickford Institute for Film Education film collection [35mm duplicate negative, 35mm fine-grain duplicate master positive, 35mm duplicate positives].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Accidents (Bicycle, Falls, Horse) - Alcohol: Drunkeness - Animals: Dogs, Horses, Sheep - Athletes: Boxers (Former) - Bells - Books - Businesses: Barbershops, Grocery stores, Shoeshine stands - Canes - Charity - Chases - Children - Crowds - Dancing - Death (Accidental) - Domestics: Butlers, Maids - Doors (Screen) - Dual roles - Earls - Estates: Castles, Tenants - Eye glasses (Monocles, Pince-nez) - Families: Disownment, Father-son relationships, Grandfathers, Mother-son relationships - Fights (Fist, Mud) - Fire - Flowers - Food: Baking powder, Bread, Eggs, Fruit (Apples, Grapes), Grocers, Milk, Sugar (Brown) - Furniture: Chairs, Tables (Dining, Writing) - Gates (Large) - Hair (Long) - Handwriting - Hats: Children’s, Men’s (Helmets, Top hats), Women’s - Illness: Gout - Illustrations - Inheritances: Heirs - Kitchens: Stoves - Law: Attorneys, Lawyers - Letters - Lies - Mirrors - Money: Currency (Paper) - Musical instruments: Harmonicas - Newspapers - Photographs - Police: Policemen - Rent - Sewing - Slingshots - Snuff - Social events: Receptions - Street scenes - Teeth: Extraction - Tobacco: Cigarettes (Holders) - Tools: Scissors - Transportation: Bicycles (Vintage), Carriages, Trolleys, Wagons (Cargo, Ice) - United Kingdom: England - USA: New York: New York - Wealth (Sudden)

Listing updated: 23 February 2009.

References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F2 n. F2.3120; Brownlow-Parade pp. 227, 229; Everson-American pp. 173, 283; Eyman-Pickford pp. 5, 332; Higashi-Virgins pp. 43, 46, 47, 52; Leish-Cinema p. 55; Shipman-Cinema p. 72; Sinyard-Silent p. 75; Sweeney-Coming pp. 23, 25 : Photoplay-192306 p. 10 : Website-Pickford.

Home video: DVD.

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