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The Poor Little Rich Girl
(1917) American
B&W : Six reels
Directed by Maurice Tourneur

Cast: Mary Pickford [Gwendolyn], Madlaine Traverse [her mother], Charles Wellesley [her father], Gladys Fairbanks [Jane], Frank McGlynn (Sr.) [plumber], Emile LaCroix [the organgrinder], Marcia Harris [Miss Royale], Charles Craig [Thomas], Frank Andrews [Potter], Herbert Prior [the doctor], George Gernon [Johnny Blake], Maxine Hicks [Susie May Squoggs], Mildred Dietes [a child]

Mary Pickford Film Corporation production; distributed by Artcraft Pictures Corporation. / Produced by Mary Pickford. Scenario by Frances Marion, from the play Poor Little Rich Girl by Eleanor Gates. Scenery (set design) by Ben Carré. Assistant director, M.N. Litson. Photographed (cinematography) by John v.d. Broek (John van der Broek) and Lucien Andriot. / Released 5 March 1917. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot at Pickford’s studio in Fort Lee, New Jersey.


Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.3493.

Survival status: Prints exist in the George Eastman Museum film archive, and 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: Children - Greed

Listing updated: 4 March 2012.

References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F1 n. F1.3493; Brownlow-Parade pp. 121, 126, 127; Everson-American p. 369; Higashi-Virgins pp. 43, 46, 48, 52; Kerr-Silent pp. 196, 197; Leish-Cinema p. 29; Shipman-Cinema p. 61; Sinyard-Silent p. 75; Slide-Early p. 10; Walker-Garbo p. 13 : Website-Pickford.

Home video: DVD.

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