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  Mary Pickford (center).
Frame enlargement: Silent Era image collection.
Poor Little Peppina
(1916) American
B&W : Seven reels
Directed by Sidney Olcott

Cast: Mary Pickford [Peppina], Eugene O’Brien [Hugh Carroll], Antonio Maiori [Soldo], Ernesto Torti [Pietro], Edwin Mordant [Robert Torrens], Jack Pickford [Beppo], Edith Shayne [Mrs. Torrens], Cesare Gravina [Villato], W.T. Carleton (William T. Carleton) [the chief detective], N. Cervi [Dominica], Mrs. A. Maiori [Bianca], Francesca Guerra [the stoker]

[?] Famous Players-Mary Pickford Company or Mary Pickford Film Corporation? production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / From a screen story by Kate Jordan. / Released 20 February 1916. General release, 2 March 1916. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The first film from the Famous Players-Mary Pickford Company. Location photography was shot in and near Peapack, New Jersey. After advance showings in several large cities the film was cut to five reels for its general release in March 1916.


Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.3492.

Survival status: Prints exist in the George Eastman Museum film archive [16mm preservation reduction positive (struck 1957)]; and in the Library of Congress film archive [16mm duplicate reduction negative (duplicated 1971), 16mm reference positives (struck 1971, poor-fair quality)].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Children: Infants - Crime: Kidnapping - Criminals: Counterfeiters, Kidnappers, Mafia - Italians - Italy - Law: Enforcement: Police: Detectives - Revenge - USA: New Jersey (Peapack), New York (New York)

Listing updated: 5 October 2014.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.3492; Bondanella-Hollywood pp. 180-181; Eyman-Pickford pp. 88-89, 329; Fell-History p. 84 : Website-Legacy.

Home video: DVD.

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