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  Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers and Mary Pickford.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
My Best Girl
Also known as La petite vendeuse in France
(1927) American
B&W : Nine reels / 7460 feet
Directed by Sam Taylor

Cast: Mary Pickford [Maggie Johnson], Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers [Joe Grant], Sunshine Hart [Ma Johnson], Lucien Littlefield [Pa Johnson], Carmelita Geraghty [Liz Johnson], Hobart Bosworth [Robert Merrill], Evelyn Hall [Esther Merrill], Avonne Taylor [Millicent Rogers], Mack Swain [the judge], John Junior [Nick Powell], Nigel de Brulier [handicapped street vendor]

The Pickford Corporation production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Mary Pickford. Scenario by Allan McNeil and Tim Whelan, from an adaptation by Hope Loring of the novel My Best Girl by Kathleen Norris. Art direction by Jack Schulze (John D. Schulze). Assistant director, Lucky Humberstone. Comedy construction by Clarence Hennecke. Electrical effects by William Johnson. Cinematography by Charles Rosher. Second cameraman, Dave Kesson. / © 22 December 1927 by The Pickford Corporation [LP24780]. General release, 31 October 1927. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Pickford’s last silent film. / Silent film.

Comedy-Drama: Romance.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.3734.

Survival status: Prints exist in the UCLA Film and Television Archive film archive [35mm preservation positive]; and in the Mary Pickford Foundation film archive [35mm duplicate negative, 35mm fine-grain duplicate master positive, 35mm duplicate positives].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Families: Fathers, Mothers, Sisters

Listing updated: 29 September 2012.

References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F2 n. F2.3734; Bohn-Light p. 94; Brownlow-Parade pp. 120, 122, 132, 234; Everson-American p. 269; Eyman-Pickford p. 333; Higashi-Virgins pp. 44, 46, 48, 52, 100, 103, 104, 105; Sinyard-Silent p. 74; Sweeney-Coming p. 107; Vermilye-Twenties p. 255 : Website-Pickford.

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